My writing rotation, which spells WRITE, engages students in writing, talking about writing, responding to writing, and analyzing the text.
The rotation follows the word WRITE as an acronym. All students begin with the W (Write) rotation in which they write with focus and stamina for a designated time period. The students are then divided into 4 groups as they rotate throughout the three remaining rotations.
W: Write (with stamina and focus)
R: Read To Others
I: Interesting Words
T: Text Think
E: Examine Mentor Texts
This format allows alignment with the writing curricular outcomes, guided writing, strategy lessons, 1:1 conferences with goal development, small group discussions, and self-directed writing and activities. It facilitates differentiation based on ability and meets the individual needs and goals of my learners while providing purposeful rotational activities. Best of all, at the end of each week, teachers will have sufficient evidence to help plan subsequent strategy lessons, set individual goals with students, and to determine groupings for the following week.
Included in this package are rotation cards, group cards and numbers, and resources for each rotation. The cards were designed to look great whether printed in colour or in grayscale.
This is a growing bundle. Additional rotation cards will be added and available to purchasers at no additional cost.