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!

I think I'll adapt this for a vocabulary activity. Cute idea- Word boxes: If a student doesn't know how to spell a word, they check the card in the box. If it's not there, they bring the card to the teacher, they spell it together, and then the card goes back in its spot when they're done. Promotes independent writers!

Writer's Notebooks

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Fantastic Website for Writer's Notebooks...this lady has fab ideas! I'm totally doing it!

7 Ideas for a Child Who Thinks Books are Boring~ Top reasons? Books are too tricky, blurry, boring, or sitty. Good tips for parent to use at home to motivate reluctant readers... once learning, vision, and attention issue have been ruled out. The child still thinks books are boring? THAT we can handle!

chart to put in writing binders

Trash Can Thesaurus...throw away overused words and replace with others.

Handout or mini-poster on colorful words writers can use instead of "said." Students can put the b&w version in their writing notebooks for reference.

Teaching about character traits. Substitutes for generic terms like "mean" or "good" for when writers need to be more specific.

Character traits anchor chart

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great way to start writer's ideas to use for lessons.

Writers lessons that stay up all year

10 for 10- Ten Mentor Texts to Use for Modeling Writing. shares their favorite 10 books to use during writer's workshop.

Writers Workshop

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I Do, We Do, You Do: Writer's Workshop Launch Anchor Chart- This is an awesome website!

Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop-- Folder Ideas

My Heart Map. Students create a heart map in their writer's notebook as inspiration for their writing. 3 important people, 3 hobbies, 3 important places, 3 memories, and 3 important things. They will always have something to write about for a personal narrative.