At Sarah's Teaching Points store, I sell units I've used many times before. This Writer's Workshop (color balloon style) resource is based on classroom use from the last ten years in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Students enjoy being in charge of their movement through the writing process and I can easily adjust my mini lessons (based on teaching points on the posters) to a quick glance at my bulletin board. I also note periodically on my monitoring grid, which part of the process each student is on and am able to give intervention lessons and individual conferences to those who seem stuck or may be flying through too quickly. Conversation starters for partner writing conferences included as well as checklists to help students move from one level to the next, from collecting ideas to drafting/revising/editing and publishing.
Also check out my writing units for expository projects (art, culture, holidays, comparison, script writing) that are perfect for this Writer's Workshop resource.
Enjoy this resource all year!
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