Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Writer's Workshop

Hello, fabulous kinder teachers...it's time for another Win-It Wednesday!  

First, let me introduce myself...my name is Elissa Jones and you can find me over at Mrs. Jones' Creation Station.  I am so excited to be a part of this amazing blog along with some other fabulous kindergarten teachers.  I have had the privilege to teach kindergarten, first grade and currently tutor pre-k students to better prepare them to start kindergarten.  
Today, I want to give you a chance to win my Writer's Workshop: Getting Started Pack.  Some of you may already have a successful Writer's Workshop in your classroom, some may not have one at all and others may need to make some tweaks as your writers grow.  This pack is full of great resources for any classroom that is trying to create independent and successful young writers.  Let's dig in... 
This packet has a variety of printable for all stages of writing: pre-writing, draft and even editable publishing pages. You can also find monitoring sheets to help students stay on track during the writing process.
Visual aides are a HUGE help to a successful Writers' Workshop.  This pack has a chart for students to show what stage of writing they are in...this is a great way for you to pull students in the same stage of writing for small group learning.  There are also anchor charts for students to refer to as they write and labels to make an organized and useful writing station.
Data, data, data...everyone needs it, but it is not always easy to collect and keep organized.  These forms and binder covers are a great way to organize your student data and make progress monitoring success in your Writer's Workshop.   
Having a hard time keeping up with Author's Chair, quick mini-conference you had, etc?  Use these calendars in your Writer's Workshop binder to jot down when you meet with students so YOU can stay organized and know where you need to be and what you need to be teaching.

You have the opportunity to WIN ALL of the resources described by entering the giveaway below!



Good luck and happy writing!

25 comments:

  1. Working with deaf and hard of hearing students makes writing very difficult as their natural language is NOT a written language. We work really hard on writing proper English sentences and color-coding each part (red=noun, yellow=verb, etc) makes it just a little bit easier for them and for me! :)

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  2. This is an amazing resource to have for writing! So many great tools! My kids do love writing instruction, but their favorite is to work at the writing center. They love to write independently and apply their learned writing skills.

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  3. Giving kiddos the time to write is essential! We can teach mini-lessons but if time is not given for independent writing- so much is lost. Children seem to bloom when given the time to develop their skills individually.

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  4. I have a big chunk of time Monday morning where a group of kids gets to go out and I have a smaller class. I'm able to spend some quality time with my remaining kids on their writing. It won't be like that every year but I'll enjoy it while I can!

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  5. Allowing students to edit each other's work. They love it, they get excited to get their papers back from their partner to see their corrections and best of all- they gain confidence in addition to practice when they are editing another's paper! ivoryroses83@hotmail.com

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  6. To be honest, I still feel like my writing time is one of my weaker areas as a teacher. My first big thing was to tackle guided reading and years and years later I finally feel comfortable with that. Now, I'm moving my focus towards writing and writer's workshop. :)

    Joyfully,
    Sam

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  7. I would love to add writer's workshop to my classroom. Your resource is amazing. I can honestly say my students struggle the most with writing and I am always looking for the "right" resource.

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  8. Love this! Would be perfect for any K classroom :)

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  9. We've really made progress in our class this year with persuasive arguments.

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  10. Huh...the most successful part of the writing block in our room...the fact that it gets done at all, I guess:)
    We don't really have much of a structured workshop this year. Mostly, it's prompts & journaling. Getting this group's focus on writing (and getting them to write more than a sentence!) is like pulling teeth! Definitely in need of a good resource to get us back into workshop mode next year. I just don't have the help or time like I've had in the past, and would love to restructure the focus/instruction for this very-necessary skill! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing packet!!

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  11. The most successful part of writing instruction for me is when we complete a writing together as a group after being taught a new writing concept. It really sparks the students' creative thinking and challenges them to think out of the box and try new things in their writing.

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  12. My 1st graders could really benefit from this:) I am always looking for resources to help with teaching writing.

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  13. Thank you for the resources!

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  14. I am always looking for writing resources to keep kids interested in writing!!!

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  15. My class loves to write and they love to share their work. We've been doing "stars and wishes" as a way for them to give feedback to each other in a kind and constructive way.

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  16. My students are not enjoying writing at the moment, I need all the help I can. Thank you.

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  17. I have 2 aides 2 times a week for 30 minutes. I group my students into 3 groups based on what they need for writing and each group focuses on those skills. It's wonderful to have a few extra hands to help out!

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  18. I think a strength is that I keep the writing pretty balanced: narrative, opinion, descriptive, expository and friendly letters. But I know I can do better with many other aspects.

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  19. My kiddos struggle with writing daily. Another teacher at my school uses the writer's workshop approach and her kids are writing wonderful sentences! I've been trying to find good quality resources, so that I can implement this in my classroom.

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  20. I still feel like I am growing and learning with writing in the classroom. My kids love to buddy proofread! I love your product!

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  21. I still think that the most successful part of any writing program for young kids is the teacher modeling. The kids get so much from listening to me think aloud, helping me sound out the words, even watching the details in my drawing. This product looks great, I love your stuff!

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  22. I love to have my kids turn and talk about what they are going to write about. They love sharing their ideas with others. kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  23. Thank you all so much for sharing your writing stories and congratulations to Amanda for winning this packet!!!

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  24. Thank you all so much for sharing your writing stories and congratulations to Amanda for winning this packet!!!

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