Sunday, June 3, 2012

Writing Workshop Topic Booklets

I created this little booklet to use for the fall. The sheet is very simple, at the top, it has Things I know and Care About. The students draw in the box a topic idea and write the word or words on the line.  

 In the past,  I have had students do this sheet during the year. This year,  I thought it might be interesting to do it each month and see what topics students are selecting and how they develop over the year. 

 For example, when a student keeps writing the same topic at writing time, we can look at their booklets for a different idea. I think it would be an excellent tool to use during mini-lessons too.

So each page is the same except for the month changes in the corner.

I made some sheets for months that you may do a unit of study


  1. This is a great idea, Melissa! I believe kids should always write about things they know and care about. I recently found a book called The Best Story Ever by Eileen Spinelli. It would be a great read aloud to introduce this booklet to your class. At the end of this story, a mother tells her daughter that the best kind of story is one that comes from your heart.

  2. I agree that this is a great idea! Children's enjoyments always change from month to month so this would be interesting to see how it develops and changes over time. Thanks for sharing!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Connie I can't wait to get that book!!!Thanks for your great comments! Melissa


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