Create a Writing Center for Your Writing Workshop
- Grades: 3–5
Since my students are involved in Writing Workshop everyday, it is important that I have a writing center in my classroom where they can go to find the necessary supplies and materials they will need to draft and publish special pieces of writing.
Perhaps the most exciting part of the workshop is when students are finally able to publish a piece of writing. My Writing Center is where I store paper and all other materials students will need to do this.
I have purchased many different types of decorative paper at local dollar stores and office stores that have thematic borders. Parents have also been kind enough to donate paper.
I use Microsoft Word to create a page of lines that will fit inside the different borders, and then I run the decorative paper through the copy machine so that the lines are transferred to the bordered paper.
For each story that students publish, they are allowed to choose a decorative paper for their first page and then plain colored paper for additional pages.