Thursday, January 16, 2014

Writing this Winter

Good news... my students seem to be back into the swing of things after a nice long break.  One of my big goals for third quarter was to really focus on writing!  My students just were not getting their 2 good sentences on paper,   as I had written in my goal.  We do writers workshop 2-3 times a week, we also have fun little journals to use during quiet time.  But they still were not where I wanted them to be!!! 

After a lot of thinking, I decided I had to back up!  They were not ready for 2 sentences!  I made this simple little writing book for them to use each day.  I have been DELIGHTED with results!  Not only are they writing good sentences with a capital letter, spaces, and punctuation, but they are having fun!  I used our Reading Street sight words in this writing book.  Each page has 1 word to get them started.  (And I didn't even capitalize it, they have to remember to do this.) 

My plan was to do 1 page a day.  I have several students who asked if they could work ahead.  "You, bet!" was my answer to this!!

Head over to my TPT store to pick up your Simple Sentence Writing Books!

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