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This is a great chart to use during writing instruction. It maps out the important things that all writing needs to have in a clear and concise manner (it could use a little color though!). This chart could help save the teacher from having to verbally remind students or mark on homework when grading for written work. Maggie Gomberg.

Writing Center

Writing centers are used in the classroom to encourage students to write and practice skills related to writing. The 6+1 traits of conventions, ideas, voice, word choice, organization, fluency, and...

This is part of the free editing set from First Grade Wow. For kindergarten, I use it to show what they can do (smiley face in the check box) and what their newest personal challenge is (I highlight the check box). They keep it in their writing folders. It helps differentiate learning and gives each student focus. There are many other useful pages in the packet, too. All free!

Stencil Stories and Picture Prompts

My writers choose this writing center over and over. The specific vocabulary bank helps them brainstorm and enables each child to more successful while writing independently. Mrs. Winter's Bliss blog post