Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Writing Process

I finally got around to updating my Writing Process posters.
I included the traditional 5 steps: Prewrite, Draft, Revise, Edit, and Publish.

However, I also included the variations I use with my 1st graders.  For instance, I think Prewrite is a little confusing for 6 year olds so I broke it into the two parts of Think and Plan. I've found that many kids (and adults) brainstorm but skip the planning and just start writing.

I ask my class to read their story over with their whisper phones (I made them out of PVC.) The kids love to use them and it is a great way for them to realize they left out a word (or two or three...)
I also switched over from traditional editing marks to writing the capital in green crayon and the ending mark in red crayon. The color seemed to help them notice to make the change on their final draft better.
I have students sign up for conferences after they have tried to edit and revise on their own first. I thought I might try to use name magnets or clips on the posters this year.
The students LOVE to share but there is never enough time for everyone. Again, maybe 3 magnets or clips from this poster could be picked at random.

Do you stick with the original 5 or use a variation? Maybe a little mix and match?

Get your own set for $3 in my TpT store by clicking {HERE.} 

Leave me a comment and I'll pick 1 winner tomorrow to email a set to. Your comment can be about this post, telling me you pinned this, that you are now following my TpT store, whatever you'd like.

I'm bummed today because one of our cats, Shadow, has been missing for 1 week now. This happened one other time and she did come home the 2nd week so I am trying to keep my hopes up that someone is taking care of her.




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45 comments:

  1. That's sad about you cat :(. These posters are great!

    henline.5@osu.edu

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  2. Posters are wonderful!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  3. I am new to first grade this year and those posters are just what I'm looking for. Would love to win.

    Shauna
    shaunarae2@yahoo.com

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  4. I love these posters and I like how you simplified them for the little ones. When I taught fifth grade, we used a chart where students marked their progress with a writing project by placing their name by each step. It helped to keep them accountable. I haven't tried that with first graders yet. I bet they would enjoy it and it might be good motivation for reluctant writers. So sorry about your cat...I hope she returns home soon. Maybe she just needed a little vacation!

    Kristy
    http://firstgradebubblesandtails.blogspot.com/

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  5. I hope your cat comes home soon!! Your posters look fantastic, but I'm not surprised ;)

    ~ Laura

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  6. These posters look great! I love how you have adapted them.
    Ruthanne rarace81@gmail.com

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  7. I love your posters! I hope your cat comes home. I am a cat lover too.
    Lisa
    lmehr@dsdmail.net

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  8. I love the posters, especially how you broke up the prewrite process, which an be overwhelming for our young writers. I also like the visuals. I hope your cat comes home soon. I had a cat that went missing for almost a month. What a surprise it was to see him saunter home.

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  9. These are perfect. I find myself buying so many of your things because we think alike! I have these ideas in my head, but I am not tech savvy like you so I just make anchor charts with markers. Thank you for sharing your ideas! I love the brainstorming one! My summer cart on TPT is filling up fast with your stuff!

    I also pinned it on my Pinterest page.

    Marybeth
    Cialini Chat

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  10. I am a new teacher starting in 1st grade! I love the posters you made for the younger students!!!

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  11. Oh my gosh Jenn, these are so super cute!! I love these posters & how your pictures to model each step. I love them!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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  12. These are SOOOOO cute! I would love to have them! I do the traditional cards...but I like your new ones even better! Great idea :)

    kimberlycollatos@comcast.net

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  13. Great idea! Your blog is full of great ideas! Thanks for sharing!
    yolanda_jensen@yahoo.com

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  14. Absolutely LOVE these posters!!!! We are focusing on improving writing across First Grade and would LOVE to have these in my classroom! Thanks a bunch for all of your wonderful ideas and thanks for sharing!!!

    jencunningham33@aol.com

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  15. I'm so sorry about your kitty -- hope she finds her way home soon!! The posters are perfect for first graders!

    ❤- Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  16. Your posters look awesome! I'm sorry about your kitty though.
    Sarah
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  17. I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. :( I certainly hope she turns up!

    Sarah
    There's No Place Like Second Grade

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  18. Your posters are as usual awesome and kid friendly! In the past first grade has invested in super expensive writing folders from Lakeshore. These kid friendly posters can be displayed and reviewed daily which makes writing so much easier. My cat did the same thing several years ago. He was gone for 3 weeks and I found was residing at the home of an elder couple who took him in and fed him. Cats...they are so independent.
    Chris
    sakesmom2@gmail.com

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  19. These are fabulous!!! Would love to have these!!
    Jammie.fewell@gmail.com

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  20. These look great. I always find my students struggle with the writing process. Adding the share part is perfect.

    eheynach@gmail.com

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  21. These would help me add much more structure to my writing process! Plus they're super cute :) I hope your kitty shows up!!
    kristenkennedy5@gmail.com

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  22. Love these! Cute without being "busy". (Does that make sense?)
    Hope Shadow comes home soon.


    jkmatuch@aol.com

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  23. I love these posters! I agree that the 5 traditional steps can be a bit confusing. I teach 2nd grade and it confuses them also. These would be great to help me become a better teacher in writing. Great job!!

    Ashlee
    Www.funin2.blogspot.com
    Aldaniels15@yahoo.com

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  24. Super cute posters! I hope your kitty comes home.

    :) Shelly
    projectqn@tx.rr.com

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  25. I really like your posters!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  26. I love the posters! They are perfect for first graders. I hope your kitty shows up soon.
    kpiaro@att.net

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  27. We did not do an official "writer's workshop", but I am working that into scheduling this year, and I think these posters would be a great visual for the process (I like your add-ins much better than the original 5/6 steps). Thanks for sharing!
    anolson@eldoradoschools.org

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  28. I follow your blog and TPT store. Thanks for the opportunity.
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  29. I need a new set of posters! Mine are from sixth grade and they are plain, plain,plain! Hope Shadow returns soon.

    Tokyoshoes (at) hotmail ( dot) com

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  30. The posters look awesome!

    Good luck with your cat; I hope she is okay.

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  31. Very cute...I'd love to win!

    Kate
    dancinqueenks23@aol.com

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  32. I love these posters! I was just thinking about making something like that that my students could move a post it note from sign to sign as they move through the process.

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  33. These look great! They would be very helpful to my students!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com

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  34. I have put the poster in my cart. They look great! I really like the idea of using the green and red crayon, it makes so much sense!

    Hope your cat returns soon and healthy.

    kelly_dugan@sbcglobal.net

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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  35. Love the posters! Pets are family members. I sure hope yours comes home soon!
    kimworthey@Yahoo.com

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  36. I am praying to the giveaway gods that I win these! I love them! I follow everything of yours, thanks for all you do. Come visit me and enter my giveaway!


    faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com

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  37. Sometimes the simplest ideas are amazing. Breaking down prewriting? GENIUS. Red and green for editing? THANK YOU. I went OVER and OVER these details last year and my kiddos still seemed to have a hard time-- I can't wait to use the variation idea. So I'm totally adding this to my TpT cart (which is getting a little ridiculous at this moment) but crossing my fingers that I win it! :)

    stacey.jamerson@gmail.com

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  38. These posters are fab!
    Pick me! Pick me!
    Darlene
    jdsargo@sbcglobal.net

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  39. Adorable, as always! I think they'd really help my first grade friends. ;) Have a good 4th - Lisa

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  40. Visuals are the best! Hope your cat comes home for the holiday!

    Christine
    sakesmom2@gmail.com

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  41. I use the daily 5! I want to read up on the math version that is going around blog land!!
    I follow your store!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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  42. Great Idea! Thank you! I just started blogging this weekend...I could use some followers. http://www.who-is-on-first.blogspot.com/

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  43. Can you please hang the traditional posters separately? I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE these! Thanks!

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