Writing has been one of my of the many things I have focused on this summer. I have created some writing resources for my classroom, but I have also purchased many different resources to help my writing block.
I personally feel like my writing block was not organized last year. I would basically just wing everything. Sometimes great things happened and sometimes it was a major flop.
Another one of my goals is to create a writing block using by implementing writing workshop. I also wanted to revamp my Work on Writing station.
Here are some amazing things I have pinned over the summer, some things I have created, and of course some AMAZING resources I have purchased.
1. My first pin is something that I created. I wanted to start with creating a writing workshop starter kit that I thought would work best for myself and my students. Here is what I came up with.
There are anchor charts describing how to edit and revise, peer edit, and steps for sharing published work.
There are also many different teacher checklists, conferring sheets, peer editing checklists, and rubrics.
My favorite things are the letter that I will send home to parents describing our writing block, the writing process chart, and the August/September calendar that I will use to jump start my writing workshop mini lessons.
2. My other resource that I have pinned is my Grammar and Punctuation Rule Book. I use this to introduce, practice, and review 25 different grammar and punctuation rules. It's so simple yet my little ones love it. They first write a sentence that uses the current rule, then they draw a picture to match the sentence.
3. My third pin and the last thing I created is my writing keepsake journal. I plan on using this to monitor my little ones writing. On the last day of each month I will have my little ones writing in their keepsake journal. Not only is this something that allows my little ones and myself track their writing, it will also go home at the end of the year for parents to keep.
Now for things I have pinned from others.
4. I love this letter for parents. Last year I had a couple parents question me about inventive spelling and why I don't tell my little ones to spell words. Here is a perfect letter that I think will get the point across.
5. I found these amazing free letter writing practice sheets. These will be great to send home with my little ones that are still struggling with writing their letters.
6. I pinned this last year, made my own, and used it every week. It was a great resource to use when I conferenced with my little ones.
7. I found this anchor chart on pinterest and this is the one that I created. I never took the time to talk about how important illustrating our writing is. This is an anchor chart that I plan on using to teach that concept.
8. I also found these writing anchor charts. This is the one that I created. I plan on laminating it so that I can reuse it throughout the school year.
9. This is something that I purchased from Lori Rosenberg. I can't wait to see this in action.
10. And my last writing idea. I also purchased several writing through the year packets made by some great TpT Sellers. Sorry I don't have a picture for these. :/
My Giveaway ends tonight!
Yours in Teaching,