I love these writing packets!
They focus on topics relevant to the month.
They provide differentiated activities for multi level students in a room on the same topic.
They work with kiddos on grammar that is key to successful writing.
They allow students to gather ideas after listening to a story, create a 1st draft, edit their work, and finally prepare a final write.
All too often in the classroom we just have students write and then spend very little time with them correcting and editing where the REAL learning takes place.
There are four lessons related to the stories:
Waiting for Wings (Narrative/Informative)
Planting a Rainbow (How To)
Fancy Nancy's Marvelous Mother's Day Brunch (Opinion)
From Tadpole to Frog (Narrative/Informative)
Here are some samples of the grammar pages.
May includes Nouns/Pronouns.
Students are encouraged to use them in their writing.
The graphic organizers and pre writes include choices and differentiated styles to meet individual needs. There is also opportunities for editing.
After edits are complete are you students able to complete a final write?
This is so important. I love keeping each months writing together and then I send home the workbook and the final journal so parents can see the steps we took to improve.
I have also included class book covers because students LOVE reading each others writing and what better way to encourage reading.