Tip #1 for Teaching Writing is to… Model, Model, Model.
- Assign an open ended prompt (ie: Best Day Ever) and show students the writing process steps one-by-one as students help along.
- Act it out while writing. Prompt students to help you in writing your story.
- Let them hear you THINK as you write. Let them see you mess up, make changes and truly write!
- The students no matter what age will LOVE watching their teachers go through the writing process on each story as they are writing their own.
Tip #2 for Teaching Writing is providing ideas and Writing Prompts
Tip #3 for Teaching Writing is having a Writing Center Area.
- You can visit my Pinterest Boards: to see some great examples of classroom writing center areas. I love how many teachers organize it to meet their students needs. It doesn’t have to take up tons of space, but having an area set aside will really help your little writers.
Tip #4 for Teaching Writing is Having Students Publish Their Work.
Publishing Their Writing: Do you allow students to publish their writing? Have you taken the time to try out different publishing ideas? Of course, you complete the published works after the students went through the entire Writing Process. Students LOVE seeing their final work on display and take pride and getting to that point. Imagine all the hardwork and seeing it on display. After EVERY.SINGLE.PIECE of writing I would have my students publish their writing! It builds them up for some great writing. My students would work so hard on the writing process to SHOW OFF their writing at the end. I TOTALLY let my students share when they are ready with their published pieces. I noticed when I started allowing this in my classroom my students took pride in their work, and it helped GROW some fabulous writers!
Some PUBLISHED WRITING IDEAS I use are [see images for my student examples]
Tip #5 for Teaching Writing is to Revisit Previous Writing Samples.
samples and see how they have grown as writers in your classroom. They sometimes want to improve their writing they completed at the beginning of the year. I allow this, it shows me how much they appreciate us taking time to revisit their past writing. I never allow my students to throw away ANY writing they complete in my classroom. I tell them that everything we complete is a masterpiece and we save everything.
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