This is everything that you need for launching writer's workshop in your classroom! This packet would be most beneficial for a 2nd grade classroom. The materials may be useful for other primary grades as well, but I specifically made these resources to be used in my classroom and we follow the Lucy Calkins units of study. Writing has been smooth sailing since I have set up this supply center and used these tools and my kids love to use the resources in this area from units we have learned in the past when they have free time.
Included in the Packet:
Writing Center Board “Headers” – I use these as a reminder of what we have learned how to write so far so that throughout the year when we have “choice” writing, kids can use this as a reminder:
*Each of these posters are available in gray chevron or black with white dots for whatever goes best with your style.
-“I Can Write” Header
-A Real Story (Personal Narrative)
-A Fake Story
-A Science Lab Report
-A Fairy Tale or Fractured Fairy Tale
-Labels for writing center storage area writing paper drawers or dividers.
-“When I’m Done…” Poster
-MULTIPLE different paper options for each genre – meant to give options for writers at various different stages. Some have very few lines and picture spaces and some have a lot more lines on a page. There are also options with dotted lines in the middle for handwriting practice.
-Table of Contents pages (multiple options)
-Back Blurb Pages
-Blank with Lines
-Blank for Narrative
-Blank for Fiction
-Lab Report (entire booklet)
-Lab Report Checklist
-Whole Page Letter Writing Tool (Guide)
-Editing Checklists (for fixing up grammar)
-Revising Checklist (for making writing stronger and more interesting – there are 2 versions of these for one with “sparkly words” and one with “juicy words” depending on which you use to teach stronger word choice). Each checklist comes in pink, gray dot, teal dot, dark purple, orange, light purple or green backgrounds (for you to pick what fits best with your style, and also for you to choose a different background for the revising and editing checklists