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Help strengthen and develop your students' writing skills. Hang this display at your writing station for students to refer to when they visit, or, use it as part of Daily 5.

This writing menu allows children to choose a writing activity that interests them. Most of the menu choices come with differentiated templates. Just keep a supply of them near the menu and your writing station is always ready to go! Students can also use this menu when they are done with their station work, for extra writing practice. The menu gives the children the following 18 writing options:

Story
-comes with 2 story writing templates

Book
-comes with publishing labels in various sizes

Note
-use notepads and post-it's

List
-comes with ideas for list making and two different list templates

Recipe
-comes with a recipe template

Letter
-comes with several letter writing templates

Card
-use store bought cards

Poem
-comes with 2 stationary templates

Sticker Story
-comes with template

Scribble Story
-comes with template

How To
-comes with 2 differentiated templates

Book Review
-comes with 3 differentiated templates

Comic Strip
-comes with template

Poster

Word Search
-comes with 2 differentiated templates

Postcard
-comes with 6 different postcards

Email

Menu
-comes with a colored menu and 4 different menu templates
-students actually create their own menu

Check out how I use this product in my classroom here! And here!

Enjoy!
Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter
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On  January 4, 2014,  Charlotte B. said:
This is an excellent resource for revamping my writing center. Some new ideas and some new looks for my "old faithfuls". This should breathe new life and excitement into our days!
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On  January 3, 2014kim haines (TpT Seller) said:
My silly group of first graders didn't like to write!!!
With this package, they absolutely love to WRITE!
I am so thankful.
On  January 3, 2014Lori Rosenberg - Teaching With Love and Laughter answered:
That's great news! I couldn't be happier for you and your students!

Lori
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On  December 30, 2013Tracey Tatebe Miller (TpT Seller) said:
This has also been a great addition to our Writing Center. Thank you so much!
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This package is something I have been attempting to piece together for awhile. I LOVE that it is all the pieces I wanted for my students to use and more. I can't wait to get them started.
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On  December 28, 2013,  Buyer said:
Practice makes perfect and this resource will definitely provide plenty of opportunity for students to practice. The variety of options available to students should also provide motivation!!!
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On  December 23, 2013,  Heather H. said:
Easy way to add lots of variety to writing workshop/daily 5! Thank you!
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On  December 21, 2013,  Marcella S. said:
Have these posters hanging in my writing station! So many great activities!
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On  December 21, 2013,  Buyer said:
This is just want I needed my Daily 5-Work on Writing! Your materials are excellent!
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On  December 17, 2013,  Buyer said:
Thank you so much, this is an awesome addition. I love that you have included instructions on how you do it :)
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This menu is fantastic! The kids love it!
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Thank you so much! This has been a wonderful enhancement to my writing center!
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Great visual reminders for my kiddos!
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This product is amazing:) My children LOVE all of the choices!! The best part - differentating my writing center. Thank you!!
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Over abundance of choices in this pack, allowing for HOURS of creativity!!
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Fantastic resource! Thank you!
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This addition goes great with Daily 5.
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This is a center for my early finishers. I add one new writing activity per week and they absolutely love it!!! Thank you!
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Awesome! Excited to re-vamp my work on writing center!
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My kiddos love the writing menu!
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On  October 13, 2013,  Elizabeth M. said:
The posters are colorful and contain cute graphics. I appreciate the writing sheets for the students that are all ready to go for my writing center.
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On  October 13, 2013Kelsey Kolkhorst (TpT Seller) said:
Great product! I am using this for Daily 5 for Work on Writing.
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On  October 11, 2013,  Buyer said:
I totally adore these centers and the visuals are incredible. Easy for children to see what they can do in writing and what the final product should look like. When I purchased these I was teaching in English. Now I teach in spanish, so if you ever translate these I would love to repurchase them in spanish.
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Perfect for work on writing. The kids love to choose!
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On  October 7, 2013,  Teresa D. said:
Every resource in this pack is so helpful!!! I printed them all and have been using them throughout the year so far! Thank you for sharing!!!
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LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! These are in my classroom as I type. :)

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i love this package thanks :)
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I love the variety and will be using these in my writing area. Thank you!
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I am still fine tuning my writing station and this is a great addition. Thanks.
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I love this menu!!!!My students love this menu. I can't tell you how many people see it and then ask where I got it from! Great job.
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this is an amazing resource great for my literacy centre
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On  March 31, 2014,  Buyer said:
I have used this all year as a writing may do when they finish other writing from workshop! They love it! It was easy to oganize and get going. Thanks for a wonderful product!
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On  March 31, 2014,  Karen M. said:
This is a comprehensive packet for writing workshop choices! I LOVE it!
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On  March 30, 2014,  Emily S. said:
So many options for this! I love how it can easily be differentiated for different types of learners.
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On  January 15, 2014,  Buyer asked:
I love this product! I use it with my first graders. Right now we are focusing on informational writing. Could you add a poster for that?
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On  January 15, 2014Lori Rosenberg - Teaching With Love and Laughter answered:
Yes, I would be happy to make an informational writing poster. It may take me a while to get it done, though, because my to do list is a mile long and a mile wide. But, I will do it! Just send me an email so I know your email.

Thanks!
Lori
On  August 18, 2013lisa dodsworth (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi just wondered before purchasing if there was a possibility for these to be sent with English spellings as opposed to American?
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On  August 18, 2013Lori Rosenberg - Teaching With Love and Laughter answered:
Lisa,

As much as I would love to honor every request I receive, I am finding it harder and harder to find the time to do so. I am so sorry, but I will not be able to change the spellings in this menu. I just don't have the time.

Lori
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On  August 15, 2013,  Heather S. asked:
Lori,
You were kind enough to say that you would email me the stuff that I have asked for but I am unsure weather you have received my email. I would like to use them for the start of school.
-posters 16 and 17 for the writing cards and message books
-menu checklist
-a checklist for the writing station activities if you have this.
-Your "I'm done" cards to match everything I have from you. Thank you so much!!
My email is stswindler@comcast.net
Heather
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On  August 16, 2013Lori Rosenberg - Teaching With Love and Laughter answered:
Heather,

I haven't received any emails from you. I will certainly send you what you need. Look for an email from me sometime this weekend.

Lori
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On  August 12, 2013,  Jennifer W. asked:
I am so excited about this pack! Can you please email the menu for students to place in their journals? My email is jlwinsbro@yahoo.com
Thank you in advance and for all of your great ideas!
Jen
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On  August 14, 2013Lori Rosenberg - Teaching With Love and Laughter answered:
Just sent!
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On  November 25, 2012,  Kara B. asked:
What is the difference between this set and the Writing Station Activities?
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On  November 26, 2012Lori Rosenberg - Teaching With Love and Laughter answered:
The writing station activities are geared toward kindergarten and first grade and contain writing templates. These are posters to hang so the children have ideas of what to write and also include different templates. They are two different products. Check out my blog post for more detailed information. Thanks! Let me know if you have any other questions.

Lori
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On  November 8, 2012,  Buyer asked:
I love your I can write about... menu! Do you have one created for upper elementary? I teach 5th grade and would love to have a menu, but if I buy your menu the kids will complain that it's for little kids. Easily spend $10 for an upper elementary I can write about.... menu.

Thanks,
Jody
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On  November 8, 2012Lori Rosenberg - Teaching With Love and Laughter answered:
Hello, Jody! I do not have this product for upper elementary because I only sell what I make to use in my own classroom. I teach primary, so all my products are geared towards them. I'm sorry!

Lori
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On  September 23, 2012,  Buyer asked:
I just bought your Write a Menu pack and you said to email you and you would send me the bonus pack for more writing options with the scribble story and sticker story. I would love both. Thank you so much for your generosity. Smiles Deb Bernet
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On  September 23, 2012Lori Rosenberg - Teaching With Love and Laughter answered:
Deb, can you email me so I can email them to you?

Thanks,
Lori
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On  September 11, 2012LS101 (TpT Seller) asked:
thanks so much! Did I read that you will include the scribble and sticker story templates if we like them? i LOVE them!
leigh.smith@carrolltoncityschools.net
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On  September 12, 2012Lori Rosenberg - Teaching With Love and Laughter answered:
Absolutely! Can you just give me the date that you purchased the product? Thanks so much!

Lori
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On  August 19, 2012,  Buyer asked:
so are these ideas or are they printables that students can use at the station?
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On  August 19, 2012Lori Rosenberg - Teaching With Love and Laughter answered:
These are posters which offer the children ideas of what they can accomplish at the station. You would supply the paper and materials.

Lori
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