Back in the fall, The Measured Mom and I worked through a 12-week writing series called Simple Writing Lessons for the Primary Grades. It dawned on me that while we were sharing all these wonderful ideas, I never showed readers how I was organizing all these lessons and ideas in my son’s Writer’s Notebook.
Today, I’m sharing a guest post over at The Notebooking Fairy about the purpose of keeping a Writer’s Notebook as well as how to organize a Writer’s Notebook. Please be sure to check it out! Over here at This Reading Mama, I am sharing a video inside his Writer’s Notebook as well as links to all the printables and resources included.
Inside a Writer’s Notebook: Resources and Links
These are most of the FREE printable pages you can find in my son’s Writer’s Notebook. Please note that in the video, not all of these were mention, but these have (at some time) been in his notebook.
- Writing a Friendly Letter
- Writing Prompts
- Fairy Tale Graphic Organizer
- LEGO Graphic Organizer
- Fiction Story Map
- Expert List
Revising & Editing:
- Pointers for Kids to Encourage them to Revise their Writing
- Wow! Words– replace boring words with new vocabulary words when revising
- All that Jazz– encouraging writers to use descriptive words
- CUPS editing checklist
- Vowel Patterns in Single Syllable Words Reference Sheet
- File Folder of Sight Words
- Homophone Spelling Chart
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- The Building Blocks of Reading
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You are amazingly organized, and what a memory for you and your son to look back at his work and how it improves over time.
Thank you for all of your dedication to creating the work to share with others!
You’re welcome! 🙂
Have you changed the writer’s notebook now that you use WriteShop (if you still are of course!)? We are starting WriteShop this week with my grade 1 and 2 sons and I was just putting the writing binder together.
Hope you are enjoying your long weekend!
Hi! I know that you and The Measured Mom talk about a writing book that ya’ll wrote. Does the book include all the lessons in this series? I was going to print out all the lessons. But, if it’s in the book…then I can buy the book! I LOVE everything you do!!! Thank you!!!
No, this series is different than the book that The Measured Mom wrote. 🙂
Mamta Sharma says
I really liked it a lot.