This writers workshop helper-free file is just for you and it is perfect for kindergarten and first-grade! Let’s take a closer look inside!
Writers Workshop Helper
On the cover, we have a few reminders! We have tips on how to spell words. There is an editing checklist. You will also find a student-sized anchor chart that helps students when they think they are done.
Inside there is a sound chart for digraphs and blends. There is a place for a student personal word wall. There is also a place for students to place their goals, writing ideas, and notes! NOTE: This is just a standard file folder. You will just fold the sides in to create a folder that looks like the one below… Easy peasy… and CHEAP!
The back of the folder has an alphabet sound chart!
This writers workshop helps works in concert with our writing units. It is a perfect way to put organizational tools in the hands of your young writers.
You will be able to download this free file at the bottom of this blog post… but FIRST…
I wanted to share some kindergarten informational writing samples. January is usually the month when we dive into informational writing.
One thing I simply love about writers workshop is that it is automatically differentiated. In other words, you can have students at a variety of levels all working on writing, but some students might communicate with just illustrations, while other students will use a combination of words and illustrations to make their meaning known.
All About Snakes was written by a kindergarten student who was on grade level. This is an example of what is possible when you begin writers workshop at the beginning of the year. Why wait? Great things are possible with explicit instruction. Students love it and you will be amazed at what students are capable of if you just trust that they CAN!
This writing sample comes from another kindergartner who was in the same class… YES! He was an advanced student. His oral vocabulary was off the charts and he clearly knows a LOT about dinosaurs. I’ll be honest, often times I have to juggle things to meet the needs of all of my students. My intervention students need more of my time, but I also must make sure I offer challenge opportunities for students who are working beyond their current grade level. Writers workshop is perfect for this! AGAIN… writers workshop is automatically differentiated!
You can find our complete writing units which are all planned out for you by clicking:
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