If you are looking for a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to show writing growth through the year, this is the tool for you. It is a simple way to keep up with how children are progressing as they grow in writing through the year. It is a great form of assessment and a wonderful tool to use in parent conferences. If you have questions please email us below before you purchase, and we will be happy to reply. This is one of the easiest , yet effective ways to show growth to parents as well as students in the area of writing. The parents love seeing what their child has learned and how they have progressed, and the students are amazed at their own growth.
At the beginning of the year we make a booklet for each child, plus a few extras for new students that come in along the year. This gives you an easy way to have a writing sample through the whole year. Here are a few tips for using the packet:
Choose ANY DAY during the month to write. It can be after a special event, around a Holiday, or set a day like the first Friday of every month. You decide!
Keep the “name” page (pg5) at the front of the booklet. On the day you choose to write, simply have them write their name. It’s amazing how their name changes as they grow.
Pages 7 through 18 have the name of the month on the page. The students will also write the date.
Page 6 does not have the month on it. The student will enter the date each time they write. You can do multiple pages a month if you want. Plus if a month slides by and you forget to have them write, you won’t have a blank page! Yes, this has happened!
We included a page of lines. We run two-sided pages from January through the end of the year. Some will need it before then. Also, notice that the lines are smaller which makes more room for them to write.
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