Writing Practice

Writers Toolbox

Create a Writer's Toolbox

  • Aside from giving your writer a creative space to work, fill a box with all of the tools an author may need!  Pencils, pens, notebooks, greeting cards, post-its, erasers, etc.

Friendly Letter

Write to Friends & Family

  • "Share letters from friends and relatives. Treat such letters as special events. Urge relatives and friends to write notes and letters to the child, no matter how brief. Writing is especially rewarding when the child gets a response. When thank-you notes are in order, after a holiday especially, sit with the child and write your own notes at the same time. Writing ten letters (for ten gifts) is a heavy burden for the child; space the work and be supportive."  (ncte.org)

Mama & Me Journal

Mama & Me Journal

  • Write notes back and forth between parent & child.  Talk about your day, your plans, or what you've been reading.  Students are motivated to write when the reader rewards them with a response!

Web Graphic Organizer

Graphic Organizers

  • "Help your students children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming. Select a Graphic Organizer from the following list of links."  (eduplace.com)