I was struggling with my Writer's Workshop time, thinking about how I had children with fantastic ideas, yet their writing wasn't flowing. I knew they had it in them, but I'm struggling to get them past that hesitation... the fear of it not being "just right". A lot of writer's workshop time is being wasted because their writing isn't fluent.
After much thought, I remembered a task I'd done in the past at Seminars and training on writing. I also thought about how I believe in a need for a warm up in all areas... reading, math, even singing and sports!
I've used talking and graphic organizers for a writing warm up, but they didn't quite do the trick, so I made these booklets. They use these booklets, and write anything they can think of for two minutes. The only rules: No erasing and they have to keep the pencil moving. If they can't think of anything, they simply write "I can't think of anything".
We have been finding that these booklets are helping the children come up with new ideas for writing!
Click here or click the image to download the freebie or design your own booklet!
I'm starting to see progress! I'll let you know how it all pans out!