If you are using individual writing tasks with your Elementary students, these nine anchor charts will provide organisation and a tracking system, so you know what progress each student is making.
The writing anchor charts teach and explain the writing process, with a chart for:
1) Pre-writing 2) Drafting 3) Sharing 4) Revising 5) Clean Copying 6) Editing 7) Publishing 8) Self Assessing
These steps are the same, regardless of text type.
Display the charts and give each child a tag to make a personal name badge. They can attach this to a poster or step to show their progress.
You also get a memory fan which offers a summarized version of the charts, and serves as desktop reminder or reference for individual students.
1. Print the fans and distribute for students to assemble. Making the fan and name badge are excellent first week activities.
2. Print and laminate the charts.
3. Set up the charts as an attractive display in a corner, wall or on a board.
Introduce the posters so students are aware of the system and know exactly what they are expected to do.
4. Give each child a tag to make a personal name badge which they attach to the poster they are working on. This makes it easy for you to monitor their progress. It helps to know who and when you need time for conferences, assistance etc.
The charts are constant reminders but also introduces student accountability. When we allow students the freedom to work independently, they need to accept more responsibility, ie they can't keep drafting or editing: tasks must be completed.
This information on the charts provide a common language for teachers and students to use about the writing and establishes a common vocabulary and understanding of what is expected.
They last step of self assessment helps students set goals for future tasks.
If you use task cards or individual writing tasks, this is a great, easy tracking system to help with organization.
You may like to add this to your Writing Corner too!
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Writing Process Posters by Maree Henderson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.