I was thrilled to discover the fantastic writing guides at Teaching That Makes Sense.
The downloads are listed on the left, but you can also find many of them in this index that links directly to the files.
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?~