Writing in a formal style is a difficult task for middle school students. After much experience with narrative writing, branching out into writing that requires transitions, textual evidence, and precise word choice can be challenging. Why not make this transition easier on your students by providing them scaffolding right at their finger tips instead of plastering anchor chart after anchor chart on your walls?
This Table Top Writing Reference Folder Kit provides students with transitions, word choice options, and sentence starters to help bridge the gap from rough drafts to final drafts. The kit includes several types of transitions, words to use instead of said, and sentence starters for using textual evidence. All of this is easily printable to add to a table top folder that students can reference as they are writing.
To use this kit, print out however many copies you would like to make into a table top folder. Cut out each section, and glue it on to a file folder. Laminating these after putting them together makes the folders more durable. When you begin a writing project that your students will benefit from having these folders, simply put one on each table (or give students their own copies) and model how you would use these reference materials in your own writing.
Stay tuned for narrative writing table top writing reference folders!