This summer was one of the best PD filled summers. Yes, I say that with all smiles!! They were chalk a block full of deep learning, thinking, and easy to bring back to my classroom. My favorite workshop was given by Jennifer Jacobson who has written the book “No More I’m Done.” My grade level has be trying to step up our game in writer’s workshop for a while now and she was just the icing on the cake. Her ideas are student centered and individualized, yet easy to put into place and manage. I highly suggest her book. It’s an easy read that will get your writer’s workshop up and running from day one. She goes step by step explaining in depth exactly how to begin and take each writer to a new height.
These are two different writing paper templates for students to use for their writing pieces. One offers the writer a larger picture with less words then they will eventually migrate toward the smaller picture and room for more writing.