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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Writing Right All Year Long!


I am so excited to reveal my newly updated Writing Right Through Series! This series was originally created two years ago and I've been itching to add all the other activities I've made over the years. Plus, I bought tons of new clip art and borders and used ALL of it in this series.

Writing Right Through...is jam packed with fun, engaging, and meaningful writing activities for developing and beginning writers for each month of the year. They are differentiated and correlated to the common core standards, or whatever standards your school follows.

Each month, your students will be practicing so many important writing skills. The activities remain the same throughout the series, but the content changes, depending on the season or theme. This way, the children will be able to complete the activities independently and develop and strengthen their skills in all types of writing.

 With this series, the children are not only practicing how to write their opinion or how to write to inform when it pops up during your writer's workshop, they are practicing it each month. So there's no time to forget the difference between fact and opinion or how to set up a friendly letter. And, if you don't have a formal writer's workshop time during your busy school day, you can use these activities to help your students develop their budding writing skills.

Here's what's included in each pack...
The activities included are high interest for the children and low prep for the teacher! Just print and copy the activities you want to use for your whole or small group lessons, morning work, station work, homework, and/or whatever fits your needs. I always put out one or more of these activities whenever I am absent. They are great for substitute teachers!

I love knowing that I have seasonal, thematic, and differentiated writing activities for every single week of the school year. It takes the guess work out of weekly planning! My work on writing station is always well stocked.

Here are some of the words for writing from the August/September pack. 
This pack contains a total of 48 word/picture cards.

I keep them out at my work on writing station and the children use them to complete the activities for that month. If you don't have a lot of space, you can print the personal sized word lists. I always print and laminate a few of them for each month. I keep them out for the whole year. I find my students still like to write about Halloween in June!
Through the years, I have organized my writing activities two different ways. 
I love both ways, so I'm going to show you both.

When I use my rainbow colored drawers in my work on writing station, I keep the I Can Charts for each writing activity in a 3-ring binder.

The I Can Charts are in page protectors and they are numbered to match the numbers on the drawers. For example, the I can draw and write sentences activity sheets are in drawer 5. Rather than having the children open and close each drawer, over and over again, I do this so they don't break my drawers. They simply look through the binder to find the activity they want to complete and get the activity sheet from the corresponding drawer. I change out the activities monthly, although, I frequently add new activities during the month, if I see that the majority of the children have completed specific activities.
These are the activity sheets for this writing activity.
The other great way I've organized my writing activities, is to keep them all in a file box, in file folders.
Each folder is labeled with the activity name and the I Can Chart is attached to the outside of the file folder. You can laminate them or put them in page protectors and keep them inside the file folder, as well.

The activity sheets are in the file folders, making it very easy for the children to see what they want to do.

I know it's hard to fully understand exactly how much is included in each pack, so I put together a sample of some of the activities from each month for you to look at. Obviously, there are a lot more activities in each pack! 
Click here to download the freebie sampler.

Here are the links to each pack. If you click on each link and download each preview, you will see more images of what's included.




This pack used to contain just April and May. If you already purchased this set, you can download it again and get June and July for free!

This pack contains 6 additional themes. 
I am not finished updating this pack, but you can purchase it now before the price goes up!

This bundle is offered at a discount!

This bundle is offered at a discount!
This bundle used to contain February through May. If you already purchased this bundle, you can download it again and get June and July for free!

If you want your writing station planned for the entire school year, you may want to check out this series and help your students write right, right through the year!

Since I know how teachers like to prep during the summer, the whole series will be on sale Sunday through Tuesday! Click on any of the links above to check out the previews.

6 comments:

  1. HOLY MOLY Lori! I am struggling to find the words.......WOW! These bundles look amazing! You have really created a masterpiece! I am so excited to go check them out on TPT!

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words Julie!

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  2. These really do look amazing! Any chance that you have created something like this for second grade?

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    1. Thanks Gina! I haven't created something like this for second grade. Yet...LOL!

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  3. What do you use for your daily writing instruction? Thanks

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    1. Monica,

      Currently, my school does not have an official writing program, but I do have years of experience teaching writing. So I use that knowledge to teach all the different modes of writing. I use my Writing Right Through...series to ensure that my students are practicing the different styles of writing throughout the year.

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