Writer's Workshop Toolkit for 3rd - 5th grade - Editable

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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Want your kids to learn to write authentically? Teach writing using the writer's workshop framework included in this resource: follow the writing process and learn from mentor authors! Printable and editable resources are included to help you prepare, plan, organize, and assess!

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Included in this resource:

Materials for Structuring Your Workshop

*The Framework of Writer’s Workshop

* Components of Writer’s Workshop

* Books to Introduce Writer’s Workshop

* Minilesson Planner *editable format included

* Annotated Minilesson Planner

* Sample Minilesson Plan

* Writer’s Workshop Week-at-a-Glance Planner *editable format included

* Sample Writer’s Workshop Week-at-a-Glance Plan

* Writer’s Workshop Anchor Charts - 3

How to Use Mentor Texts

* Steps to using a mentor text

* Tips for using mentor texts

* Reading like a writer anchor chart

* Noticings anchor chart

* Books to read list

* Narrative mentor texts organizer *editable format included

* Expository mentor texts organizer *editable format included

* Narrative mentor texts list

* Expository mentor texts list

Materials for Using the Writing Process

* A few notes on the writing process

* Steps in the writing process

* Guiding students through the writing process

* Writing process sorting activity and answer key

* Status of the Class Log (clip chart included in separate file)

* Printables for writing process folders: cover and pocket labels

* Printables for published writing and writing collection folders *editable format included

Printables and Lessons for Writer's Notebooks

* What writers write about anchor chart

* Idea page and parent letter for personalized writer’s notebooks

* Writer’s notebook printables: cover and dividers

* Writer’s notebook pages

- Table of contents

- The writing process - blank version

- The writing process - filled-in version

- Writing survey

- Myself as a writer

- My writing goals

- Color words

- Ways to say “said” - blank version

- Ways to say “said” - filled-in version

- Other ways to say… - blank version

- Other ways to say.. - filled-in version

- Transitional phrases

- Revision vs. Editing sort (plus key)

- Expository vs. Narrative sort (plus key)

Prewriting Tools

* Books to help writers generate ideas

* Anchor chart for generating ideas

* Strategies for Prewriting

* Lesson: Choosing a specific idea

* How to support writers who can’t think of an idea: intervention strategies

* Printables (scaled down to fit inside notebooks):

- Brainstorming ABCs

- What’s in Your Heart? (2 versions)

- Photographic Memories (3 pgs)

- A Day in the Life

- Color My World

- Color My Memories

* Idea cubes: roll to get topics for quick writes (great for groups or stations, 3 versions)

Drafting Tools

* Personal narrative anchor chart

* Personal narrative organizer, annotated

* Personal narrative organizer, blank version

* Personal narrative organizer, scaffolded version

* Intervention strategies for students who struggle to draft

* Scaffolded personal narrative organizer

* Scaffolded personal narrative organizer sample

* Scaffolded personal narrative organizer, annotated version

Revision Tools

* Revision strategies

- Color-it-up revision

- Revision symbols

* Revision cards for a station or independent practice

* Intervention strategies for students who struggle to revise

Response Buddies and Groups

* Tips for using response buddies & groups

* Response buddies list (editable included in file)

* Response groups list (2 versions, editable included in file)

* Narrative writing feedback guide

* Expository writing feedback guide

* Revision roles: 4 job cards and a response sheet

* Notes to the writer

Editing Tools

* Editing strategies

- Color-coding edits

- Spelling independently anchor chart

* Intervention strategies for students who struggle to edit

- Personal spelling list

- Personal editing checklist

Materials for Teacher Management *editable formats included

* Scoring document

* Writer’s workshop grades record keeper

* BOY/MOY/EOY writing scores

* Conference log (2 versions)

* Writing conference questions

* How to group students for intervention

* Intervention grouping table: narrative

* Intervention grouping table: expository

* Grouping students for intervention table

* Next steps for intervention table

* Next steps for instruction: whole group/small group

* Reviewing writing samples

Mentor Text Basket and Book Labels

Status of the Class Writing Process Chart

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.


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