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Writing Stations

Materials used in Writing Stations include:

Letter formation materials, ABC Chart, Names Chart, Simple Word Book, Paper,

Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Stamps, Magnetic Letters, Stencils, Presentation Board, Sentence Strips

 

Models should be included in the station to provide students examples of the appropriate writing formats expected.

 

Reference materials such as picture dictionaries, word dictionaries, thesaurus, word walls, and

informational text should be easily accessible by students.

 

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1st Grade Writing
I can get help from ...

Explain to the student that he/she can get help from the I can get help section. The teacher decides what should be placed on the board.   Explain to the students that these resources are available if needed.  Arrange the reference materials for  easy access.

I can write a...

Explain to the students the writing task which students are expected to complete.  Previous classroom  constructed examples should be displayed.

I can write like...

After reading a series of books written by an author, identify the characteristics of the writing and display examples.  Students may then model their writing after the author.

2nd - 3rd Grade Writing
I can get help from ...

Explain to the student that he/she can get help from the I can get help section. The teacher decides what should be placed on the board.   Explain to the students that these resources are available if needed.  Arrange the reference materials for  easy access.

I can write a...

Explain to the students the writing task which students are expected to complete.  Previous classroom  constructed examples should be displayed.

I can write like...

After reading a series of books written by an author, identify the characteristics of the writing and display examples.  Students may then model their writing after the author.

How to Use a Writing Station

Week 1 (10-15 minutes daily)

Introduce station

Explain the I can get help from section Model the form of writing expected to be
completed during the next two weeks in the station.

Day 1 and/or 2 (Depending on the needs of the class)

Teacher speaks ONLY Teacher reads the directions of the task to be completed.

Teacher thinks out loud while completing the task.

Teacher stress the format to follow and appropriate hand writing strokes.

Teacher models what to do if she needs help or forgets what to do.

 

Day 3 and 4

 

Teacher and class complete project together

 

Day 5

 

Students direct teacher in the writing task.  Teacher writes.  Display the 5 projects in the writing station.

Week 2 and 3

Students complete writing task independently in the writing station

 

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