Writer's Workshop: Writing Through the Year FREEBIE
Sometimes it can be a challenge to organize your curriculum in a way that is easy to use.
Deedee Wills and I have been working on reorganizing and updating our writing workshop units.
I prefer to keep my units in these 2" binders. You can find the spine labels HERE.
I will walk you through a unit to show you how it's organized.
Each unit starts with a unit overview.
You can also easily see the standards that are addressed in the unit.
A writing continuum is provided so you can see where your students fall in their writing development. This is especially helpful during writing conferences and when you are working on setting writing goals.
Each unit contains an updated rubric specific to that unit of study.
There is one for emergent writers (kindergarten).
And another one for early writers (1st Grade).
You can also create a classroom chart so student-lead goals can be selected. These goals are aligned to the rubric.
Each day contains a scripted lesson plan that is very easy to implement.
Kid-friendly anchor charts are easy to use... just print and teach!
Conferring helpful hints are also included.
At the close of each unit, I would collect the writing samples from the students...