One of the best sites I have seen for helping set up Writer's Workshop. She has amazing ideas for genre units (and celebrations)! Looks like she uses Caulkins... Writers Notebook, Helpful Sets, Languages Art, Workshop Ideas, Writing Ideas, Writers Workshop, Genre United, Amazing Ideas, 2Nd Grade
Pebble or Rock Words: A word that is a pebble does not tip the scale like a rock. Rocks are strong and have muscle! Find rocks outside your classroom and decorate the rocks to make Rock Garden of Words. We are always on the look out during read aloud time for Rock Words. At writing time, we are trying to put Rock words in our stories.
I love this entry about creating writer's workshop anchor charts. She also talks about reading Click Clack Moo to talk about why we write. I need to do this lesson in the first few weeks of school!
Teachers LOVE my writing prompt sets--easy to use, easy to score, easy to help make differentiation easier! They are a great way to track writing data on kids in a MEANINGFUL and helpful way. This is a bundled set of prompts that can be used throughout the year--a spring/summer set, a fall/back to school set, and a winter set. Try it! You will know your students so much better as writers! Genre sets also available. $8