Saturday, July 7, 2012

Writer's Workshop and a Freebie!

Hello! My name is Lori and I am the author of Teaching With Love and Laughter. I teach K-2 writing, science, and social studies. I am very excited about this new collaborative blog and I look forward to contributing as much as I can. Most of my posts will be about my favorite subject - writing.


I LOVE writer's workshop and my students spend 90 minutes a day in writing class. Many teachers follow the writing process, but get overwhelmed when it comes to having their students publish their original stories. Here is my suggestion to make this process feasible. Early on in the school year, solicit the help of parent volunteers to type your students' stories. After you conference with your students and help them revise and edit their stories, all you have to do is send the stories home to your volunteers to type. Then, they can email them back to you and you can print them on card-stock. Bind the books with inexpensive binding combs (hopefully, your school has a binding machine) or just staple them. Have your students add the title, illustrations, and publishing labels and that is it. Your students will feel like the true authors they are! Just look at these smiles! Trust me, under the yellow smiley, these children are beaming! 



If you would like to download my publishing labels, just click on the image below.



Common Core Standards:
Text Types and Purposes
K.W.3   1.W.3   2.W.3
K.W.5   1.W.5   2.W.5
K.W.6   1.W.6   2.W.6



I hope that you come and join me on my own blog and become a follower. I look forward to seeing you over there, too!


3 comments:

Confessions of a Teaching Junkie said...

Lori,

I just found out about this site today...
http://talktyper.com/

This might help folks get their kiddos writing published too. Just an idea...

Teresa
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Ms.Lee @ Calling Plays in 2nd Grade said...

Love the labels, I'm your newest follower. Please check out my blog "Calling Plays in 2nd Grade" if you get a chance.

Shanell

Lori Rosenberg said...

@Teresa, I just found out about that today, too. I tested it out and it worked pretty well. I think my students will love it. I pinned it and will set it up on my classroom computers, for sure.

@Shanell, I'm so glad you like my labels. I hope they come in handy in your classroom.

ΡΌ Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter
luvyorkies@gmail.com

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