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This writing tool acts as a word wall, an editing check list, and a great visual reminder of the 6 traits of writing. It can be used as a resource for writer workshops or on desks during writing time. Best of all, because it has so much valuable information, it allows the kids to feel successful. They are able to correctly spell more words, use an impressive vocabulary, and edit their work, just like real authors.

I have one for each student and because they fold flat, they are easily stored in their desks. Last year my students started calling them bubbles and the name stuck! My kids love "going into their bubbles" because besides just being a great resource, they also help block out distractions. My students also use them during tests as privacy shields.

The office include 8 resources:

1. Writing strategies-- supplies tips for what to do when they want to write a word they can't spell.

2. I can use proper punctuation- reminds the kids when to use each type of punctuation

3. Word wall-- allows commonly used words to be displayed on their desk during writing to eliminate frustration and help develop accuracy in their writing.

4. Things to remember-- gives the student 8 important tips and acts as a checklist before, during, and after writing

5. Words that sizzle-- supplies fancy synonyms for 6 commonly used "boring" words to help the kids develop a more advanced writing vocabulary.

6. My purpose for writing-- reminds the kids of the three main reasons people write-- to inform, entertain, and persuade. This helps them learn to focus their writing and set a goal before beginning.

7. Great writing has...-- reminds the kids of the 6 traits of writing and can act as a checklist during revisions.

8. I'm an expert on...--gives the kids 8 topics that they are the expert on, these can be used when they say "I don't know what to write about!"

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Olivia
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On  September 21, 2013,  Buyer said:
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On  July 22, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Do you use file folders for 81/2 by 11 papers and overlay in the middle?
Thanks Susan
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On  August 1, 2012,  Marisa F. asked:
Hello! I recently purchased your writing resource tri-fold to use in my classroom. I teach at a Spalding school and our "Writing Strategies" are a little different from the ones listed on your resource. Is there any chance I could get a copy of that page that can be edited or if you can let me know what font and frame your used so I can recreate that page to match? If this is not possible I totally understand. I figure it can't hurt to ask :) Thanks again for making such a wonderful resource!
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On  August 2, 2012Liv to Teach answered:
I would be happy to create it for you if you send the writing strategies your school uses to me. Due to copyright issues with the frame image I am not allow to send out the actual file. If you'd like for me to create this for you, please send the strategies to "Livtoteach@gmail.com"

Thanks for understanding!
Olivia
On  July 8, 2012Sue Keene (TpT Seller) asked:
Did you attach two folders together to make a tri-fold? Or did you split on folder and use that part to make the third side on another folder?
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On  July 8, 2012Liv to Teach answered:
Yes, I used two folders for make it three sided. I should have included a picture tutorial with the file, is it there? I hope I didn't forget it! :)

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Writing Workshop / Personal Desk Reference (8 tools in 1)
Writing Workshop / Personal Desk Reference (8 tools in 1)
Writing Workshop / Personal Desk Reference (8 tools in 1)
Writing Workshop / Personal Desk Reference (8 tools in 1)