Author's Chair is a small but typically underestimated portion of Writing Workshop. Time is always a factor during the school day, and we have all had those days where we think, "There is no time for the students to share today." At the same time the students are thinking, "I hope I don't have to read my writing out loud today." WIth a special seat or stool and this product, you can make your students BEG to read their writing and create positive classroom community at the same time!
This product contains:
1. Author's Chair Management Tool: Use this poster and a clothespin to help you keep track of whose turn it is. No more arguing between students or writing down names in your lesson plans.
2. STAR & WISH Poster: After a student reads, their classmates give them a STAR (what they liked about their friend’s writing) and a WISH (what they would like to know more about or see added)
This product can be found in my bundled unit:
"You're An Author: Setting Up Concepts & Routines"
Want more? Check out the following products in my store:
"Writing Workshop: Teaching the Writing Process and 6 Traits- A Common Core Tool"
"Writing Workshop: What Is a Paragraph? - An Introduction or Review Minilesson"
"Writing Workshop: Brainstorming Lessons, Idea Hearts, & Memory Maps"