I am super excited about my writing center this year! Today I am linking up with Jivey, from Ideas by Jivey for her awesome linky, Workshop Wednesday to share how I keep it organized.
Our opening writing lessons are all about gathering ideas. I shared many of the ways I have students gather writing ideas here.
Despite my best efforts, I always seem to have students who get stuck finding a topic to write about. This year, I was more determined than ever to break this pattern. I started off with some ideas to make writing as fun as possible. I filled one of the drawers in my writing center with fun cards. I thought the authenticity of writing to someone and actually delivering the letter would appeal to my students. I was right. I actually had to make a limit of one card per day because they were going through them like crazy. I checked over quite a few of them, and they are definitely using the cards correctly.
I also tried to appeal to my crafty students. I filled one drawer with some fun paper, Post-its, and speech balloons. These have also been a hit with my students.
***Both sets of writing prompts are 20% off now through Saturday!
I am off to see how everyone else is organizes for their workshops. I love seeing all the different systems. It really helps me as I continue to work on improving my own. Thank you, Jivey for hosting the wonderful linky.
Happy Hump Day!