First off, we talked about our writing folders and handed out our "Book of Words". Our class then learned about authors and how they create a writing plan before they start writing. As the wonderful writers that we are, we created a plan and listed ideas to write about, in the front of our writing journals. This will be a great reference for students who are stumped on what to write next. Throughout the year we will focus on our first grade writing goals. These are clearly stated on our "writing bulletin board" within the classroom. As we continue to become stronger, more confident writers, the students will start feeling and seeing their own success in writing. To help them visualize and think about their writing goals, I have posted these goals on the board with students' writing pieces to match each goal.
Here are a few pics from our writers workshop to get a clear idea on what we are doing within the classroom to reach those goals!
|Word book found at my TPT store|