I created this product to be used during my Daily Five Time. Please feel free to use it during your Daily Five or a Writing Workshop Time as well. I wanted a product that helped students produce quality writing through the writing process and all while working independently!
I needed more ideas and editing support for my students during their independent Daily Five Writing Time. However, it was difficult for myself to assist because I met with my guided reading groups during that time. This product gives my students choice tickets to help foster ideas. The topics are exciting and fun for the kids and really gets their imagination going! That’s why I refer to the prompts as “writing adventure tickets”. I wanted students to feel like this was a ticket to their own adventure! After students finish writing their first draft, this product also provides editing and revision assistance with my “editing tickets”.
It’s pretty easy to set up and use. Just make multiple copies of the editing and writing tickets and use your school “cutter” machine to easily precut all tickets. I prefer to set up my writing center with two baskets of writing tickets to give students a choice. Place your writing tickets and editing tickets in baskets and place in your writing center. Don’t forget to add the labels to the writing and editing ticket baskets! (See photo sample.) The rest is now up to the students! Students will visit the writing center and choose which “ticket adventure” they would like. Students will paste the ticket into their writing journal and begin their writing adventure!
After writing their first draft (double spaced), students will re-visit your writing center and take an editing ticket out of the basket. Each editing ticket forces each writer to go back and re-read and revise his/her writing independently. Any revisions can be made in the blank line above. The kids love using different colors for the different revising and editing tasks on the editing ticket! Please check out the photo samples! I hope you enjoy this product as much as I do and my students!
1.) Over 70 different writing "adventure' tickets
2.) Editing tickets
3.) Writing "adventure" ticket basket labels
4.) Editing ticket basket labels
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