The Writing Tool Kit is a versatile resource designed specifically for the 3-5 classroom. What makes this tool kit so versatile is the way you can incorporate its components into your day! Whether you need teacher-directed mini-lessons, or independent student station activities, you’ll find what you need!
Let’s Break It Down the Writing Tool Kit
First, students don’t improve in writing unless they have time to write! So to handle this, there are 30 writing prompts that you will display digitally or place on a ring in a station. Along with that, there’s a set of labels for a spiral, notebook, or my favorite, a composition book. This will provide a designated place students have to write their responses. Below you can see both a prompt projected on my computer screen, how it would be on a screen in the front of the classroom or on a tablet or laptop in a station.
Grammar activities can be fun and interactive! Use these as independent station activities, or teacher-directed lessons. Students interact with the materials to practice proper grammar. Plus the answer key makes checking for students or teacher EASY!
To teach and reinforce grammar concepts, there are 15 different note-taking entries sized for a composition book. These provide a record of learning which students can refer back to when working through the station activities independently.
Sometimes students struggle to self-start. We handle this by providing 24 topic cards with inspiring clipart, while also following those up with a word list which turns the idea into a solid plan for writing.
Templates for Writing
Because not every writing piece is an informal composition book type of writing piece, there are writing template pages included. Take your students through the writing process or lead them through a formal writing piece using any template you need!
Organize and assess with ease! These extensive, yet simple-to-use rubrics, will clarify and pinpoint grading writing. Simply check the boxes in each category to determine the level and determine the overall score.
Do you need the K-2 CounterPart?
If you need a writing station solution for K-2, I have just the resource! Head on over to read about the Writing Station Suitcase!