Oh my goodness! This is one of my now-favorite sites for Writer's Workshop ideas! Mini lessons, genre units (complete with publication and celebration!!), writer's notebook setup (binderized!), and more! Uh-mazing!
Friday Journals—kids write a note on Friday to their parents telling what they learned that week. The parents write a short response back to their child, and the child brings the notebook back Monday. Each parent response earns a sticker for the cover. Love it—a great way to practice letter writing, and to get parents involved. Helps the children ingrain what has been taught into their memory too.
Oreo Graphic Organizer. Grade 4. Writing. Standard: 4.W.1 Write opinion pieces on topic or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. Fourth grade students will use this organizer to help them formulate their opinion and ideas. It will provide them with great organizational skills for their pieces.