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Create a Writing Conventions poster to monitor conventions that have been addressed through mini-lessons - it's like CAFE but for Writing! Grade Writing, Language Art, Goal Charts, Writing Goals Charts, Schools Writ, Writing Idea, Writers Workshop, Anchors Charts, 1St Grade
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I think rubrics are a developmental thing and not all kids are ready to use them effectively in 3rd grade. I feel that having 4 samples to compare their work to will make them much more accountable. It’s visual. I will be able to say, “which sample does your writing most look like and why?” and ALL students can verbally respond to that. I don’t feel the same is true for a text-only rubric.
Writing Goals - clip chart display --LOVE THIS, will definitely hang this up in my classroom. Students can have a weekly goal to work towards and then turn in their weekly work to prove to the teacher that they achieved their goal!
The "writing goals" poster is a great reminder for me and helps me coach children on the specific areas that they need to work on.
Folks, I'm not getting any kickbacks from endorsing The Secret Stories by Katie Garner but honestly, there is nothing out there that works as simple and as cheap as this reading system! Put all the red & yellow posters on the wall and you share a "secret story" with your child when you see one of the letter combinations in whatever book you happen to be reading to them. I shared my copy with a public school teacher and she says that she can't teach without it now. An added benefit......your chil