Writing......Oh, my! As a K-5 teacher for decades, teaching writing has always been tricky….or rather frustrating. With students at various levels, it is rather overwhelming. The key that has been missing was an easy, yet effective plan for all of my students to be able to organize their thoughts and write with a purpose! When my son started writing “Five Paragraph Essays” in high school, the light bulb finally came on! Why can’t this precise and organized writing be done in elementary school as well? The answer is…..IT CAN!
I have designed many “rough draft” templates for the four types of writing. The intent of these templates is to be a road map/foundation to make the “rough draft” process more understandable for students.
Each template is aligned with a corresponding Third Grade Journeys’ lesson. The week’s writing focus, grammar skill and steps for writing are included on each template.