I love using Writing Tool Kits in my daily instruction! It is so easy for my students to grab one during Work on Writing, and it pushes them to use "juicy" words. I find these are the 24 most frequently used words my students get in the habit of using over and over.
I create my students’ writing tool kits using pencil slider boxes and these supplies:
red, blue, green pen (used for triple whammy sentences, a part of Whole Brain Teaching)
purple (or any other color) pen for juicy words, interjections, etc., any topic we are working on
post its (questions, thoughts for later)
synonym cards for frequently used words
I store this in my writing center, and they grab one during work on writing, or whenever they may need it! I value your feedback! If you have any questions, please email
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