I hate teaching writing.
Don't get me wrong... I love to write, I just can't stand teaching it. This is my seventh year teaching and every single year my goal has always been to be better at teaching writing.
I'm happy to say, this year it might actually happen! We are doing writer's workshop, and here is my little board for that:
Two other things are making it easier for me this year. One: portable word walls/mini offices. I printed out the portable word walls from here and then used ABC stickers on top. I found the concept and resources here. (Ahhh, thank you, internet!). And since I only have nine students, it didn't take me long to make these:
The second thing that's making it easier is my visual rubric of what "good work" looks like. I sat down with the kids and I did three variations on the assignment "write about your house". They helped me label each work sample:
Now it's easy to refer back to when they say "I'm finished!"
What about you? Do you have any tips/tricks for making writing less painful?
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