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Writer's Workshop Conference I love this! Have an order (abc last name?) & plan/guide (this sheet... Keep all students' sheets for the year in a teacher's Wr. Workshop notebook?)- conferencing will not only happen when a kid is almost ready to publish & turn into a "teacher fix this for me" session!!!

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Launching Writer's Workshop and Personal Narrative Unit (CC Aligned)

Show Not Tell anchor chart


Our Writing Expectations!

Fourth Grade Studio: Learning, Thinking, Creating: Our Writing Expectations!

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Writing Centers BIG BUNDLE: Keep It Fresh! {All Four Packs}

Engaging, differentiated writing centers that give students a variety of meaningful writing practice. Each center includes student directions, planning organizer, writing paper, and writing tips. Includes assembly instructions, sign-up charts, and record sheets to make the centers EASY TO MANAGE, as well as extensive idea lists that make the centers EASY TO KEEP FRESH. 17 complete centers included in the bundle. Gr 2-5 ($)

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Student Dictionary: Dolch Sight Words, Fry's 100 Words and More

This STUDENT DICTIONARY includes ALL 220 DOLCH Sight Words, Fry's First 100 Words, additional word lists (common nouns, verbs, emotions, etc..), plus four different lined options! Each dictionary uses only 10 sheets of paper, and simple photo instructions are included on how to easily assemble this must-have classroom tool! This dictionary also comes in full-page format, too! $


Parts of Speech Sheet

Parts of Speech Reference Sheet (link goes to "Click Here to Print" option on Scholastic's website) Free


A Writer’s Notebook is an essential part of the Writing Workshop model in the upper grades. I also believe that every teacher of writing needs a writer’s notebook. Mem Fox says, “If you are not a writer, you will not understand the difficulties of writing. If you are not a writer, you will not know the fears and hopes of the writers you teach.” Below are just a few of the entries in my writer’s notebook. I will add student samples as soon as I can get them photographed and uploaded.

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Writer's Workshop Folder Printables

Writer's Workshop folders (2 attached together for 4 pockets)


I like the representation of a great lead by using the word "hook"; to hook the reader in. It's a good way to help students understand the reason why we want a good lead in our writing. This site has a lot of ideas and mini lesson plans that I can use in the classroom. It shows some of the different types of leads students can use and endings.


Reader's Workshop mini-lessons for the first 30 days... building a community of readers


Lucy Calkins-great blog about writers workshop. See Feb. 12 post for video of Lucy talking to students about writing. Show to students at beginning of year.

I really enjoy reading this blog! She has a ton of ideas for reading and writing notebooks