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.
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.
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!
This is what the cover of our book looked like. There are several grade level options for the cover as well as a black and white version of each.
Each unit has a wide range of paper options.
And resources to help support the writer.
Mentor texts can be added to each binder. Then when it is time to teach that unit, all of the resources are at your fingertips!
Some books (like How To Draw books) are used through out the year. So I created a special bin just for them.
|Princesses live in a castle. Princess wear dresses.|
|A princess rides in a carriage. And they go to a ball.|
|The princess is looking for a prince. HA!|
|I am a princess too!|
Unit 8 will be updated next!