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I make a conferring schedule, with each kid having a day that they know I will confer with them. That makes it more manageable for me to get to everyone.

I make a conferring schedule, with each kid having a day that they know I will confer with them. That makes it more manageable for me to get to everyone.

~*~ Apples of Your Eye! ~*~: The Basics of Writer's Workshop (Possibly a better set up then what I have this year?)

~*~ Apples of Your Eye! ~*~: The Basics of Writer's Workshop (Possibly a better set up then what I have this year?)

Writing Workshop Anchor Charts--try the FREEBIE! Buy individually or purchase the bundle and SAVE!

Writing Anchor Charts THE BUNDLE (Writing Posters)

Writing Workshop Anchor Charts--try the FREEBIE! Buy individually or purchase the bundle and SAVE!

Writers workshop -   Lucy Calkins story mountain. Students create notes on a post it forming small ideas. Students take the small ideas and paste them right into their notebook to creat a story. Yellow post it's are the who's, when's and what's of the story, blue can be 3 main ideas or a Problem and pink is a strong closing or the solution to the problem in the story.

Writers workshop - Lucy Calkins story mountain. Students create notes on a post it forming small ideas. Students take the small ideas and paste them right into their notebook to creat a story. Yellow post it's are the who's, when's and what's of the story, blue can be 3 main ideas or a Problem and pink is a strong closing or the solution to the problem in the story.

Effective Endings for Opinion Writing Notebook Anchor Chart part of Opinion Writing Unit {My Opinion Matters!} Writing Notebook Anchor Charts, Anchor Charts for the Classroom, Rubric, and Checklists

Opinion Writing

Effective Endings for Opinion Writing Notebook Anchor Chart part of Opinion Writing Unit {My Opinion Matters!} Writing Notebook Anchor Charts, Anchor Charts for the Classroom, Rubric, and Checklists

These easy to use rubrics are created with a Marzano grading scale in mind. All you need to do is print the template, stick the post its, and print again. Have them stocked up in your drawer for your next assignment! Students will love the consistency this rubric can bring to your assignments and parents will love the posted grades! Teachers will love the convenience!

These easy to use rubrics are created with a Marzano grading scale in mind. All you need to do is print the template, stick the post its, and print again. Have them stocked up in your drawer for your next assignment! Students will love the consistency this rubric can bring to your assignments and parents will love the posted grades! Teachers will love the convenience!

Writing Checklist Anchor Chart {broken link, but still a great list to recreate for your 3rd or 4th grade classroom!}

Writing Checklist Anchor Chart {broken link, but still a great list to recreate for your 3rd or 4th grade classroom!}

These transition words are helpful in linking ideas together in opinion writing.The vocabulary (opinion/thesis, reasons, examples, conclusion) and color coding are consistent with Lucy Calkins Units of Study for 3rd and 4th grade.

Opinion Transition Words

These transition words are helpful in linking ideas together in opinion writing.The vocabulary (opinion/thesis, reasons, examples, conclusion) and color coding are consistent with Lucy Calkins Units of Study for 3rd and 4th grade.

5th grade writing partners! Partner up students and help them with ways to respond to their writing. This is great because the better the feedback is for a writer the better their final piece will be. This is a great way to teach how to give corrective feedback.

25 Awesome Anchor Charts For Teaching Writing

5th grade writing partners! Partner up students and help them with ways to respond to their writing. This is great because the better the feedback is for a writer the better their final piece will be. This is a great way to teach how to give corrective feedback.

Lucy Calkins designed writing workshop folder (use the plastic folders next year again versus three ring binders, leave one blank savor sheet for fancy words and heart writing ideas)

Lucy Calkins designed writing workshop folder (use the plastic folders next year again versus three ring binders, leave one blank savor sheet for fancy words and heart writing ideas)

Minilessons are actually really easy to plan, and fun to teach. What? You don't believe me? Let me show you, right now, how to do it. | Two Writing Teachers

How to Plan a Minilesson from Scratch

Minilessons are actually really easy to plan, and fun to teach. What? You don't believe me? Let me show you, right now, how to do it. | Two Writing Teachers