Daily 5 Work on Writing- Monthly Resources. Daily 5 Work on Writing- Monthly Resources. Someone suggested to us that these would also be good ideas for handwriting practice! // http://www.secondstorywindow.net/home/2012/10/daily-5-work-on-writing-monthly-resources.html Love the idea. It can work wonderfully with upper grades as well.
My students last year loved having whole class journals to write in. They had a chance to write in them during Work on Writing, and a chance to read them during Read to Self. I made up a new set of 8. At the moment they are pretty plain covers, but once a student writes in it they have the option of choosing a sticker from my collection to place on the front cover. The stickers show me how many kids have tackled each topic.