Saturday, December 10, 2011

Writing Center

Every year, I say that I am going to focus on one subject (reading, writing, or math) and perfect it as much as possible.  Apparently, that is impossible for me to do.  Two weeks ago I decided to focus on reading, then I switched to math for a few days and now I'm working on writing.  

So here is a picture of my updated writing center - it's nothing fancy but it was completely empty before! 


I stapled colorful file folders to the wall to hold some resources.  The Brainstorming folder holds our favorite graphic organizers, the revising and editing folders hold the revising and editing checklists.  On the table there is a tissue box with writing prompts in it (the box says "I've caught the writing bug" on it).  Next to that is where the different types of paper are stored (first draft, publishing paper, notebook paper).  Finally, in the plain magazine file, I keep my spiraled copies of Banish Boring Words! which is an excellent book for word choice!  

(Click the picture to view it at Amazon)

I also keep a list of 200 commonly misspelled words in the magazine box. My kids can use it independently and it's organized.  It's just a start and I know I could make it 1000 times better but it will work for this year. 

  

2 comments:

A Teacher's Treasure said...

I'm right with ya there! Every year I try to focus on improving one thing an get so distracted during the school year. My best planning and creating takes place in the summer time. I think you did a great job with the center!

Happy Holidays!

❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
A Teacher's Treasure

Becky said...

Thank you! I definitely get the most done in the summer too.

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