This resource was designed specifically for use with Lucy Calkins Units of Study to create strong and consistent expectations while working with writing partners. If you don’t use Units of Study as your curriculum, this is still a great resource to teach our young writers how to work together as writing partners in order to make their writing shine.
We love using read alouds to introduce a topic to our students, so we thought, why not do the same with learning about writing partners!?!
This resource has two parts: expectations for authors and author’s helpers. Each part consists of a large teacher display of what is expected of the roles of author and author’s helper. The display could be printed out and laminated to use as a book or posters. It also could be displayed on an interactive whiteboard. Each part also contains printable booklets for student use. These booklets are printer-friendly duplicates of the teacher display version.
Teacher tip: We store student booklets in our book boxes (or their writing folders could be a good place too) and review as needed.