Give your students fresh ideas during writing workshops with charts for reference, inspiration, and maintaining focus. Here are 5 of our favorite charts that will get your students excited about writing.
Why Writers Write
- To express thoughts
- They love to!
- To share something they’re passionate about
- To share experiences
- To teach others
- To persuade
- To tell about important events
Writer’s Workshop Process
- Choose a topic
- Rehearse your story
- Write rough draft
- Consult with a partner
- Start writing a new story
During Peer Conferences
- You read your story to your partner
- Your partner listens carefully and thinks about what is missing
- You partner tells what they like about your story and what can be added to make it better
- Compliments: I really liked the way… OR I enjoyed reading the part when…
- Suggestions: How do you feel about adding… OR Maybe we can come up with a better way to…
- Corrections: Spelling, grammar, capitalization, sentence organization, missing words, and punctuation
*Use your five senses to build details.
- Internal Thinking
- Character Action
- Physical Description
- Write the whole time
- Stay in one spot
- Work quietly
- Get started right away
- Do my best
- Build reading stamina
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