This is a fun way for students to be involved in their own writing process. This hands-on way shows the student his or her progression in the process by having each student move his or her clothespin to a new plate; this not only reminds them of what step they are on, but it also gives them a sense of accountability. I have also found this to be a great tool for CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT during language arts, and specifically during writing blocks. Also, it was a very productive and informative way of introducing the Writing Process to my students in Fiji.
The paper plates offer easier access for the clothespins as well as a creative bulletin board idea. Thus, each student has a clothespin with his or her name on it and he or she will attach the clothespin to the plate that shows what step of the writing process he or she is on. The child will move the clothespin as necessary when a step is completed.
The steps I have designs for coordinate with the traditional steps of the Writing Process; with the addition of Pair Share to teach the children how to catch some mistakes through vocal reading/improve their writing by having their peers read their paper.
I did create them in a PowerPoint, however, the purpose is not for a multi-media presentation. I like the design tools on PowerPoint, and these are meant to be printed and cut out.
Again, the pair share, and other nicknames are adapted from Brad Wilcox.