Are your students having difficulty keeping up with the different steps of the writing process? Are the traditional posters and clip charts confusing? My second graders were struggling, so I had to come up with something that would work. In this resource you will find the 5 step process I taught them for planning and carrying our their writing. It includes the step at the top of the page with directions and then space to record their writing. There are also additional lined pages included if needed!
Step 1 includes choosing 4 topics and listing things they know about each. Step 2 dives into selecting their favorite topic of the 4 and using the information they came up with and turning each point into a complete sentence. In step 3 they will write strong opening and closing sentences and in step 4 they will combine it all together and create their rough draft. After editing and revising (step 5) there is a sheet for their final draft as well.