Writing Center - Perfect For Literacy Centers, Work on Writing and Word Work!

Cindy Gilchrist
Grade Levels
K - 4th
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44 pages
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Cindy Gilchrist


This writing center has been featured on Scholastic.com and numerous other websites. It is the original Writing Center on Teachers Pay Teachers and has been completely revised with more samples and new templates!!!

This kit is also available in a MONEY SAVING BUNDLE! Click here to check it out: Save With A Bundle: Writing Center and Information Folders - Student Resources for Reading, Writing, and Math

Make a Writing Center! Everything you need to set up a center full of ideas and successful writing tools perfect for Word Work, Literacy Centers, Work on Writing and more! I have made my center on a trifold project board so it will be portable, but this can also be used on walls, bulletin boards or placed in a Writing Notebook. Copies of "What Good Writers Do", "What Can I Write About?", Super Synonyms" and the alphabet chart are perfect to print for each student's writing journal/notebook.
Everything (samples and titles) are sized to fit a Trifold display board. Trifold boards can be purchased at Walmart, Target, Michaels, or any other craft or office supply stores.

This kit was made so you can pick and choose what fits your needs. Samples in this kit are differentiated for you to select the ones that best meet your grade level. There are two different titles to choose from and two sizes of titles to fit different sizes of tri-fold boards, bulletin boards, walls or binders. The larger titles are split onto several pages and will need to be cut and fit together.

Ideas and photos for setting up your board are included in the download. The following items are also included:
1. Two titles to choose from (Each title in 2 different sizes)
2. Example Headings. Headings included are: Letter, Story, List, Card, Postcard, Poem, Recipe, Book.
3. “What Can I Write About?” Story Prompts
4. "Super Synonyms" Printable
5. “What Good Writers Do” Printable
6. Alphabet/Number Chart
7. Bonus Writing Checklists - Cut and handout to students during the editing process
8. *Two Card Samples
9. *Two Letter Samples
10. *Two List Samples
11. *Book Samples and Story Sample
12. *Two Postcard Samples
13. *Two Poem Samples
14. *Recipe Sample
15. Postcard Template (two per page)
16. List Template (two per page)
17. Card Template (three per page)
18. Two Story Templates
19. Two Letter Templates

*This center includes printable samples/examples for each writing topic. Most samples have two versions to meet the needs of different grade levels. You can easily print the samples and post them on your board, or you could handwrite your own samples so the students can see authentic writing.

**BONUS - I've just added an update! Now includes a printable "WRITE" Banner to hang over the Writing Center board! VERY easy to assemble - just print and cut around the pencil shapes. Can be made into a banner (directions included) or just cut around the pencils and hang on the wall (without making into a banner). So Cute!

Want MORE Writing templates and Activities? Check this out: The Writing Kit: 43 Pages of Writing Templates & Activities

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them).
With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


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