Help your students establish a Writer's Notebook. Have your students glue the handout "What goes in the Writer's Notebook" to the inside cover of their new book. Throughout the year ask students to flip back to this list as a tool to guide their writing practice.
"What Goes in the Writer's Notebook" is the first of several lessons in helping students establish and maintain the Writer's Notebook. The notebook is a powerful tool that real writers use everyday in their writing practice. Students will come to see the writing practice as a place to explore and store ideas for now and later, and to enjoy the development of their craft.