This is a writing resource that helps your students grow as writers AND build a sense of community in your classroom!
Ever hear your students say "I don't know what to write about" when it comes time for them to independently write?
I got the idea for All About Me Scrapbooks (ideas scrapbook) when I realized my kindergartners and first graders needed something to help them choose a topic to write about during our writers workshop. It is a wonderful resource for them to use because it is a visual tool that helps them generate ideas. It is also a great way to foster oral language because there is nothing kids want to do more than to talk about themselves! Even though I've only done this with primary students, this is something that can be done in the upper grades as well!
I have my students create their All About Me scrapbooks at home as their first "family homework" project. Before we use them as a writing resource, we share everyone's books to get to know one another. I give the children an opportunity to present their favorite scrapbook page and then allow them to share and look at one another's books throughout the school day for the rest of the year. It is a wonderful way for the children to get to know each other and they LOOOOVE learning about each other through these books.
The parents also enjoy making these books with their children knowing that it will help their children improve as writers!
Even if you decide not to purchase this product, I encourage you to try something similar as you will be amazed at how it helps your students come up with ideas for their writing!
Below is a description of what is included in this product.
This product includes:
*description of how I use this product
*parent letter - color
*parent letter - black and white
*sample scrapbook page
*14 optional labels to use in scrapbook (favorite foods, family trips, favorite sports, My family, My friends, Favorite subject, Favorite shows, Favorite books, My talents, Best Birthday, Favorite Music, Favorite Animals, Toys, and Special Memories)
* optional All About Me cover for scrapbook