Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Workshop Wednesday: Setting Up Writing

Happy Wednesday!

Time for another Workshop Wednesday with Jivey!

Today I'm going to talk about setting up writing.

Last year, my students had writing binders (with 5 tabs-First Draft, Published, Free Write, Poetry, Writing Notes).

We had the green binders :)
This year though, I'm going to try something a little different.

Instead of binders, we are going to try 8-pocket folders.

Right now, they'll have a section for pre-writes/brainstorm, first drafts, editing/revision, published, poetry, rubrics, and writing helpers. I still have to think on the other two. Any suggestions?

I also have to set up my Steps Pencil-I have to add more clips! I have more students this year. :)

I also want to make this:

I think it will be a good reminder for the kids before they have me take a look at it!

I also have to set up my VOICES board (and you know, update this year ;)

And of course, make sure I have plenty of Mentor Texts to get the job done! :)

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. Since you asked for suggestions...I think you should have a section in your 8 pocket folders for resources such as word lists and grammar rules.
    Grade School Giggles

  2. Lookin' good! I like the idea of having a pocket for word lists too - maybe tricky words and lists of vivid verbs/synonyms to use instead of those words they use constantly!! Thanks for linking up!

  3. I really like the super writers checklist. I can't think of other categories. In our binders we break down the genres a little more, like letter writing, non-fiction, retells, persuasive etc. I also have a section for mini-lesson work.

  4. I love having a community of writers, so why not have a review tab. Where students can read others work and write positive comments or questions on a blank paper attached to each students work.


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