Stop the SUMMER SLIDE with WRITING! Tips for Keeping Writer's Notebooks

Janiel Wagstaff
Grade Levels
PreK - 6th, Homeschool
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Janiel Wagstaff


When we think of the summer slide, reading immediately pops into our minds. Children simply must read over the summer to maintain their skill levels (not to mention the many other benefits wide reading provides). But, what about writing? Can we 'write away' the summer slide?

This little FREEBIE contains a list of essential 'Summer Writer's Notebook Reminders.' Send it with your students as they head into summer, or if you're a parent, post it on the refrigerator to get the summer writing juices flowing!

I've also included a blank summer writing notebook template kids' can personalize and glue onto a spiral notebook or two versions, one for a girl, one for a boy, that already have art.

Also, you MUST see my blog post to read up on how to 'Write Away the Summer Slide!'
It has many more details about how to get summer writing going and includes pictures of my son at work on his fun summer writing! Additionally, you'll see an entry from his summer writer's notebook that may inspire your students/children.

Enjoy! -Janiel

Find more great ideas on my website:
www.janielwagstaff.com I've included many tips and thoughts here based on my 30 years of teaching experience and from my many books published by Scholastic, Corwin, and Stenhouse.

You might also be interested in:
Step-by-Step Writing Conference Guides K-1
Step-by-Step Writing Conference Guides 2-6
Poetry for Phonics & Fluency Fun Growing Bundle
Poetry All Year: Cross Curricular Rhymes with Fluency & Word Work

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