My inclusion classroom is made up of 20 amazing, thoughtful, and kind-hearted third-graders whose love for learning blows me away each and every day I spend with them. My school is a high poverty Title I school with 100% of students receiving free lunch. My students are often faced with adult situations at home that no 8 or 9 years old should ever have to face including homelessness, drug addiction, foster care, mental health issues, medical problems, immigration, abuse, and extreme poverty. Their ability to overcome these obstacles and maintain a willingness to learn and develop as individuals in the classroom amazes me. They pour their hearts and souls into their work, each other, and their teacher each time they walk through the door of our room.
Writer's workshop is a time during our day where students become engaged in certain aspects of writing. A mini lesson is taught, focused on a specific skill, and then students are given an opportunity to write independently on self-selected topics. One of my favorite things about teaching is being able to see student creativity through writing and art.
This particular group of aspiring authors never want to stop writing!
This project contains materials to build each child in my classroom a writer's binder. In each binder, there will be a folder to house draft writing, a notebook that contains student ideas and notes on grammar and spelling, as well as sheet protectors that include copies of anchor charts and reminders of student learning throughout the year. A pencil pouch with new pencils, erasers, and pens will be included with each binder so that no matter where they are, my authors have all the things they need to be successful writers!
These materials will help my students focus their ideas, and grow their writing throughout the year! These binders can be used for many classes to come, creating aspiring authors in all students that enter our room!
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