We follow Lucy Calkin's Writing Workshop format for our writing program.
We have been using it now for a long time. Last year it was updated to match the Common Core Standards. It is harder to follow, but I am sure we will get the hang of it.
Here is some writing paper for you.
I like to have as much options as I can for their paper choices.
Cute birthday and barn paper.
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We always start off with an introduction to the Writing Workshop routine.
I model a lot in my classroom. I try to incorporate the "First Six Weeks" of Responsive Classroom into these routines:
~~where to put our paper
~~what a good writer looks like and sounds like
~~how to write quietly
~~how to clean up after we are through
We have some fun with our modeling. Everyone wants to model what a good writer "doesn't" look like. It's a favorite.
I like to get them ready to go on this as soon as possible.
They are able to write more throughout the year if we get our routines established early.
Have a wonderful day!