I’m back for another week of the Ten Pin Linky with Ashley from Just Reed. This week’s focus is on Writing. I have to admit that Pinterest has inspired me a lot in this area. I cannot believe the incredible anchor charts that other teachers out there are making. I pin them and then try to make a modified version in my own room. You’ll notice I don’t post pictures of my own anchor charts – they look like an epic failure in comparison 🙂
Anyhow, in no particular order, here are some of my favorite Writing pins:
Writing Goals – I loved the idea of students choosing an area to focus on with the CAFE strategies. Why not carry this idea over into Writing? I loved the look of this one:
Another thing that has been on my wishlist is a Writing menu. Lori (Teaching with Love and Laughter) created these printables. I love that they can be added to a display as you introduce them to your students.
I fell in love with the idea of a traveling class pet and even got things ready to implement it last year. Unfortunately, some ideas just don’t always make the cut when you are just trying to survive the first few months of school. Perhaps this will be the year to try it:
I’ve mentioned this anchor chart before. I created one very similar and it was a saving grace for my second graders when writing opinion pieces. FYI – when I went to credit the source, it said the blog couldn’t be found. I’m hoping it’s just a fluke.
Here’s another one I’ve posted about in the past. I was already teaching How-To Writing and looking for a way to spice it up. I fell in love with these craftivities at first sight. This is jam-packed with topic ideas, planning pages, and various writing papers. My kids loved this style of writing!
I don’t think I did a lot of justice to friendly letters last fall. I think I released responsibility too early and we all got frustrated with the process. I have some new ideas for the fall and can’t wait to use them.
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Finally, I know students need to evaluate their own work. I’ve seen a few different ideas on Pinterest, but I really like the idea of a visual comparison so students can compare their work to the posted examples. Here’s one of the rubrics I found:
Can you imagine living in a world where no one loves you and you feel all alone? That’s how Love Monster feels! This story written by Rachel Bright takes us on Love Monster’s journey as he finds love when he least expects it.