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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Work on Writing Giveaway....

I've received a few comments and questions about my Work on Writing during Daily 5 and my Write On activities... so since I'm stuck with a sinus infection and not moving around too much... I thought I'd take a minute to answer the questions.
I'm finishing up my first year doing DAILY 5 and I LOVE it!
  I am so excited to try it again next year.
I believe all of my students have become more independent, responsible, happy readers and writers.

 During Work on Writing... my kiddos choose one of the 6 boxes above to take to their desks. 
Inside it has cards showing different things they can write:
It also has Write On cards held together with a silver ring in the corner.
Throughout the year, I've created new ones for different holidays/months etc.
Each box has a ring with 40 Write On ideas.
These have really helped the kids focus on a topic and create nice sentences.
 The words on the card help them imagine actions and opportunities that might arise with the topic they have chosen.  Have key words has allowed them to focus on their creativity rather than get stuck on the spelling aspect of the writing activity.
They have created darling fiction and non-fiction writings in their writing notebooks.
Last week, I said to the group in between rotations... "Who is going to let me keep their Work On Writing Journal?  I'd love to show the students next year the fabulous work that has been completed during Daily 5."  In chorus they said, "Not mine... I want to take it home!"  Aug!
That's a positive and a negative!! ;)

Each Write On file contains the card above (on the silver ring) showing 12 words that go along with the file topic, 12 individual showing each of the words that the kids can manipulate or put in ABC order etc.  It also has a mini book for the kids to fold... they can practice their syllables, ABC order and sentence structure.  Finally, there are 2 writing forms with handwriting lines for the kids to create their writing on.
Many have requested that I group the Write On... together, so I've put them into 4 sets:
 Chicken Life Cycle
Backyards and Bugs
Back to School
Months of the Year
Banana Splits
Martin Luther King Jr.
 Happy Fall Y'all
Groundhog's Day
Earth Day
Detective Work
OVer the Moon
On the Farm
Math Skills
Johnny Appleseed
Valentine's Day
New Years
St. Patrick's Day

I'd love to share all 4 sets with a friend each day this week...
Just leave a comment below with your email and we'll draw a name beginning tonight and continuing through Saturday!  Write On... friends!

Sunday Winner...
Emily said...

I love this idea!! I would love to use these in my classroom. I just came upon your blog a few weeks ago and have loved looking at all the things you have created! Thanks for sharing!
Emily (this email is not working... do you have another?)

Monday Winner...
peggy27 said...
would love to use this next year.
Tuesday Winner ...
What a great way to store your Daily 5 activities!
 I use one of the 10 drawer rolling cart organizers. 
Love the idea of putting the word rings in with them!
Hope I win!
Brandy ... SEND ME YOUR EMAIL!!!

Wednesday Winner ...
Cherie said...

Amazing stuff! Love it!

Thursday Winner ...

Sarah said...

You're so generous Lori!sarahmarianj@gmail.com
Mrs. Jones Teaches :o)


Friday Winner...

Angela Nerby said...

This looks amazing! I especially love the tubs, and think I
 might extend the tubs to Word Work as well.

Angela :)
Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!
angelanerby10 (at) gmail (dot) com

Saturday Winner...
 Mrs. Phillips said...

These sets look perfect!
 Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com


Angela Nerby said...

This looks amazing! I especially love the tubs, and think I might extend the tubs to Word Work as well.

Angela :)
Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!
angelanerby10 (at) gmail (dot) com

Cherie said...

Amazing stuff! Love it!


Mrs. Phillips said...

These sets look perfect! Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

Rachel said...

Wow! Would love to be a lucky winner!


Unknown said...

I am loving this! My fingers and toes are crossed.



dbednars said...

Wow! I love how organized this is. I would love to win these sets! Thank you for the chance to win! dbednarsk@yahoo.com

Shanita said...

Looks amazing. I would love to usr these on my classroom. Davis.lewis2629 @ gmail.com

Michelle said...

One day I'm going to come and just watch you teach. I love everything you do. michann00 at gmail dot com

chopsaem said...

Wow! This would seriously BLOW my mind! My students adore your monthly math stations and I think the natural progression would be to utilize this system during Daily 5 as well. I would love to see this in action in your class!

Thanks, Ali

Teacher Gone Digital said...

These looks wonderful! My little writers would totally be in to using these.

teachergonedigital @ gmail dot com

Unknown said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you for the chance. Sorry to hear that you have a sinus infection. Oh man they are annoying. I had one that lasted Oct.-Feb. a few years ago. I hope yours clears up soon!

Christine said...

love the idea of having separate tubs with so many ideas! something I definitely need next year!


Emily said...

I love this idea!! I would love to use these in my classroom. I just came upon your blog a few weeks ago and have loved looking at all the things you have created! Thanks for sharing!


Mrs. Jones Teaches said...

You're so generous Lori!


Mrs. Jones Teaches :o)

Renee S. said...

Love the ideas!! especially the tubs! would love to win and use in my classroom next year!!
Thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

Renee Stewart


Krystal said...

What a great idea. I really want to try the daily 5! missplott@gmail.com

♥ Owl in a Vowel Tree ♥ said...

Wow!!! I love this! What a fabulous idea. Thank you so much for sharing :)


Katje said...

This is an amazing idea! I have such difficulty getting my students to write more during Daily 5. This is a perfect way to encourage writing different "genres"

Kiah said...

What a great set! Love the tubs, too!


teachermom said...



Suzy Q said...

How about scanning the best pages of some of your students' journals to show next year? You could either print in color or use a digital projector. (I used to color copy the best stories from the year before, too.)

WOuld love to win a set!

tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

I would love to use these for my work on writing time!

Sarah said...

This is great! I can see wonderful writing pieces coming from these tubs :)


Jewels said...

You could take pictures of low, medium and high examples from their journals. Next year you could show those as examples of what they should work towards. I love your work on writing boxes. Pick me!!

Laurh said...

These look really neat! I would love to try them out next year! I love all of your products and have never been disappointed with any of my purchases!

peggy27 said...

would love to use this next year.


Cynthia said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE these and would get so much use out of them! cbwirfs@gmail.com

Christine said...

These look great! Would love to use them during daily 5!


Cherrie McCain said...

This is a really great way to organize your writing materials. I would love to give it a try next year. Thanks for sharing.


Jessica said...

Oh my gosh these are wonderful and it looks like you have put a TON of time in them! I feel like writing is one area that I am weak in. These would be very helpful!

Jessica said...

One more thing... How did you labels your tubs?

Geri said...

Looks awesome! Thinking of taking the Daily Five plunge next year!

Mikaela said...

Love your writing tubs and ideas. I have something similar with the plastic pull out drawers. Your Write Ons are amazing! What a great writing resource. I'd love to win!!

Karyn said...

Wow Lory these look awesome! It looks like you put so much effort in them. I know they would really help me out next year as I need all the help I can get in teaching writing! Thanks for the chance to win them! :o)

A is for Apple B is for Blog

MrsKinne said...

These look great!

Pam @ This House Our Home said...

Great ideas and I love how you organized everything!


Julie said...

Wonderful supports for your young writers! julie@feldman2.com

Nikki Thorpe said...

These look great. I have bought many of your products and love them and I am sure i would love these too.

Sara said...

These look AMAZING! ilovekdgt@gmail.com
Polka Dot Kinders

Cookin' Up In First said...

These look so fun! I love everything you make.

Anonymous said...

This looks awesome!

dahlia said...

These look really exciting.
I hope you feel better soon.

Conchy said...

I hope to win this and then continue buying them one at a time from your TpT store. Thanks so much for sharing!



Unknown said...

Hope you are feeling better. Our school is doing a Daily 5book study this summer. This would be a great resource in my classroom!


Wii Fit & A Bet said...

I love daily 5 and my weakest area is write to self. I would love a set!

andesges AT yahoo DOT com

Katheryn said...

That looks awesome! As a new teacher, I know that getting kids to write is like pulling teeth; these would definitely make it FUN!!

Rene said...

I am adding these to my wish list!


Unknown said...

What a great way to store your Daily 5 activities! I use one of the 10 drawer rolling cart organizers. Love the idea of putting the word rings in with them!

Hope I win!

Firstie Kidoodles

MereMere said...

These look great! What a variety!

Unknown said...

This is a great idea! This would definitely help them focus more during writing station. Love it!

Geri said...

Oops! Left my comment yesterday and forgot my email addy. Here it is: gsmithteach @ gmail.com

Kimberlee said...

Lori, I have been following you on Facebook!! I love your writing idea!! Thank you so much for sharing! As I am planning for next year, one of the biggest things I would like to change is my writing center/time! This is an excellent idea!! =)

Christina said...

What a great idea! I would love to do this in my classroom!

Keys4Education said...

How fantastic! I love this idea! :o)

jennkeys @ gmail . com

Fun in First with Mrs. Ward said...

I LOVE what you created and could definitely use this in my classroom even if I have 18 days left. :)



saljo said...

These look great! Would be wonderful to use!

Unknown said...

I love it!!

Ken, Nat and Addy said...

This is so organized and wonderful!


Tamera Wilson said...

What an amazing set! I love it! Crossing my fingers!

Unknown said...

I would love these! Fabulous!


Mrs. Kinder said...

Tried Daily five for the first time this year. This would REALLY help me kick it up a notch!

Mrs. Kinder said...

Forgot my email address with this comment
Blogger Vicki said...

Tried Daily five for the first time this year. This would REALLY help me kick it up a notch!


Unknown said...

Thanks for all your hard work. I love your products! Lgotsche69@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Oh my! This is an amazing idea and would beperpeft for me when I move to second grade next year.


Melissa said...

I'd love to have this! I'll start teaching literacy next year and have been wanting something like this to implement. Thank you for the chance!!

Jungle Learners

Carol said...

These are fantastic!
Still Teaching After All These Years

dahlia said...

I would like to do Daily 5 and think this would be a great help in getting started.

I love your creations, you are so creative.

Thanks for sharing!


Unknown said...

I absolutely love this! My kiddos would fall in love with this too. This would be perfect for teaching Working on Writing during our Daily 5 rounds. Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas!

techeagle said...

I absolutely love it:). It has it all. Great writing ideas organized into groups. It's a great independent activity that allows students to choose their style of writing for the day. What student can resist their own bin and ipick? I would love to have it!!!

Mrs. Schlickbernd said...

Love yr organization and the Write On files! One of my goals for next year is to amp up my writing instruction in my classroom. Thanks for the chance to win some of your files!


Lisa said...

I looooove the work on writing ideas.
I am a new teacher back after spending 12 years at home with my kids. This would be so helpful. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Min said...

This looks great! Thanks for sharing.


Tania said...

Thanks for the chance to win this. Teaching writing is one of my favorite times of the day. My kids 'the journalists' love writing about their weekends:)
My Second Sense

Amanda said...

My students love to write; these would be awesome to add to our writing center and resource area!


Emily said...

These look great!

Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

Mrs. Wathen said...

These are a fabulous resource.

The Resourceful Apple

Tania said...

Love the idea of winning these!
My Second Sense

michellesphoto said...

Work on writing is the part of daily five I struggle with. I think this would really help.

Tania said...

Perfect for Daily Five. I need to revamp mine.

My Second Sense

Unknown said...

Very cool idea! I might need to check these out for next year's centers.

peggy27 said...

yeah, I won how do I get them? thanks so much!!!!

Reenieredhead said...

I love this idea. I am trying to get my 2nd graders to do more writing. I am a Spanish Immersion teacher. Is there a way I can get a copy of your stuff to translate?

Unknown said...

I love your writing tubs! What a great way to organize your kiddos and keep all your supplies tidy. Do you as vocabulary to your write on cards?

Unknown said...

I really like your "What Can I Write About Cards". Is there a way that I can purchase them? I have purchased all your Write On Sets through TPT and noticed they were not included.

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KeL said...

I lOVE this! So useful! This would save me so much time and energy! My kids would love love love!

Patty said...

You have great ideas! Do all the tubs have the same things in them? Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Is this on TPT , can you please link a link if so. amashrah@umich.edu

Beanie Girl said...

Is there a way to purchase the sets of write on cards on tPt? I would love to use these as I implement the Daily 5 for the 1st time(o: beand3@pcsstn.com

Kristen said...

Hi Lory! I LOVE your Work on Writing ideas! Is there anywhere I can find or purchase your "Write On" topic cards?

Thanks so much!! :)

Laurin said...

Love your work on writing. Where can I get it???

Anonymous said...

I Am coming back from my first mat leave and have been moved from 5/6 to 2/3!! These write on would be soooo helpful!!

Unknown said...

I would also like to know if these write on sets are available for purchase? They look awesome!

ashlea said...

Can these pe purchased from teacherspayteachers? I NEED these ;) Thank you ashleabrooke09@yahoo.com

Nelda said...

These are so cool! Where can I get them?

April said...

Neat idea!
Adventures with Mrs Cate

Artsy_Ally said...

Are these available on TPT?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Amazing!! Where can I find these? joannefalletta@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

You have some amazing ideas here for Working on Writing.. and work on words.. thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

These are awesome! Are you on tpt? Thanks for sharing! nkcortez@gmail.com

Unknown said...

I would love to implement this in my classroom. cmgood1904@ung.edu