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Writing Centers (Volume 2 Narrative) I Distance Learning I Google Slides

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3rd - 6th
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You probably already know that conferring and working in small groups is the most organic and effective way to differentiate your instruction AND meet your students' needs. However, that requires YOU to be working with them. What about when you're not working with them? You want meaningful, rigorous writing opportunities that are skill-specific. That is precisely the purpose of these writing centers.

There are 5 Types of Writing Centers with 6 of each writing center. That means you've got 30 Writing Centers to help your students grow! The centers are available as color-coded or black and white.

Click here for Writing Centers Volume 1 (Informational & Opinion)

What centers are included?

1. Storytelling vs. Summarizing - Students decide whether the writer is storytelling or summarizing the story.

2. Storytelling Revision - Students rewrite the summary as a story. They are to add details, characters, dialogue, thought shots, and other narrative writing elements to slow it down and make the writing sound like a story.


  • New Girl
  • What's in the basement?
  • Camp Out!
  • Roller Coaster
  • Bee Sting!
  • New Pet

3. Fact Adjectives - Students are given cards that has a photo with directions on writing with fact adjectives. They are to write inside their writing notebook or on a sheet of notebook paper.


  • Cats on a Computer
  • Girl on the Phone
  • Elephant & the Mouse
  • Best Friends
  • Stocking Up Squirrel
  • Little Monkeys

4. Speaker Tags - Students think about what is happening in the conversation and how the character might speak. They will then write a speaker tag to complete each sentence.


  • It's a Deal!
  • Homework?
  • Recess Wars
  • Kings' Quarrel
  • Phone Call
  • Book Spill

5. Transitions - Students will write a transition word or phrase to complete the sentences. A transitions chart is also provided.


  • Snowboarding
  • Rooster's Ride
  • Camp Commotion
  • To the Hospital
  • Something in the Water
  • It's Just a Game

The centers are included in color + black and white. Ideas for storage and organization are included. Please see the preview for more information and to get a better look at these centers.

If you have any questions as to how you can use these in your upper elementary classroom, please email me at jessica@theliteracyloft.com.

- Jessica

These centers are the perfect supplement for our writing units and the monthly text sets.

Total Pages
104 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).


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