I was thrilled to discover the fantastic writing guides at Teaching That Makes Sense.
Look closely, the downloads are listed on the left.
Some of my favorites:
~Writing Strategy Guide – my older kids will be working their way through this attention-grabbing workbook
~ Prompted Writing – starting on page 25, there is a Glossary of Prompts and 1-a-page printable prompts
~ Learning Across the Curriculum – almost 200 pages of ideas on combining writing skills with other subjects
~ Practical Punctuation – handy little guide that I am printing out for everyone to put in their notebooks
~What is Good Writing? – more handy info
~Learning Patterns – writing and reading patterns – I think we might have a weekly writer’s workshop to go over some of these things (maybe I will model on the whiteboard?)
~Read Like a Reader, Read Like a Writer – great exercises for learning to look at a piece of writing through both the eyes of a reader and a writer
~An Introduction to the Writing Process – teaching the writing process and instructions for setting up a writer’s workshop notebook
~Assessing Writing – know what to look for when correcting your child’s writing
Which ones will you be using?