Sunday, March 25, 2012

Writing Posters

Sometimes you take the time to make something that looks good, but when it's all said and done you don't use it. Well, that's not the case with these posters. The "writing goals" poster is a great reminder for me and helps me coach children on the specific areas that they need to work on. When we're reading their story together I can see if they are meeting their goal. The students are using it as well reminding themselves of their focus. If I notice there is another area they need to work on I ask the student to move their name to that area.

My students have improved the quality of their writing with this poster. Before they begin to write we talk about what "rating" they want to get. Sometimes their picture is a "4" but their writing is a "2." I think I've seen some of the best quality in the last couple weeks.

Download the Stars here.





48 comments:

  1. Found you through pinterest. Your stuff is AMAZING!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!

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  2. Hi! I am a new follower! Be sure to visit me for free goodies for your class and home! :)
    http://justaprimarygirl.blogspot.com

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  3. This is such a good idea! I found you through Pinterest and I am now your newest follower.

    Swimming into Second

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  4. I have been looking for a way to make my writer's workshop more meaningful and this is the perfect way to do that! Love this idea...thank you for sharing with us!

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    1. Thank you!
      I'm working on an update for the "writing goals" that include descriptive words as well as using supporting details. Check back for the update.

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  5. I LOVE your writing goals poster, it's such a great idea!

    Shannon
    Kindergarten Hoppenings

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  6. I love your writing rating scale for the students to use. I also love your poster to remind students about writing strategies. Thanks!

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  7. Great writing ideas! Thanks for sharing. Nice blog - I'm glad I found you!

    Lori
    Little Priorities

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  8. I just found this idea on Pinterest! I absolutely LOVE the writing goals poster! I am so excited to implement this that I printed the pieces immediately! Thank you for sharing! I am so excited I have found your awesome blog! :) THANK YOU for being so inspiring! :)

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  9. Just found your blog! The rating poster is a great idea! I think that it would definitely motivate my students to work harder.

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  10. Hi! Love your ideas! I found you through Courtney at Swimming into Second! Networking, huh?

    Thank you for sharing!

    Hilary
    Rockin' Teacher Materials

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  11. I love your writing goals poster. I'm a kindergarten teacher and I would love to use that set up...would there be any way that you could make me a few different goals in that format that better apply to kindergarten? I can email you the goals I would need. If it is too much work, don't worry about it.

    Thanks
    Christina

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    1. I'd be happy to send you the file, however it's in "Pages" (a Mac Program).

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  13. Love it! I am currently not teaching while I stay home with my own little ones, but that doesn't stop me from collecting ideas! I am wondering if you (or others reading comments) have had problems with school administration or parents by posting something like this with actual student names instead of numbers or some other code. This particular chart isn't ranking students, but I have had some parents who get really competitive and/or upset if their child is not where they think s/he should be in comparision to others. Heaven forbid you suggest a skill that the parents don't think is needed by their child!

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  14. Hi,
    I'd like to share your writing rubric with a group of teachers on Monday - I will be giving you credit and sending them to your blog- Do you mind? Thank you so much. Dr. Laura A. Riffel. caughtyoubeinggood@gmail.com

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  15. Love the rubric! I'm going to begin using it on Monday. What a great way for self evaluation for my kiddos!

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  16. Love the Writing Goals - how to bring them more alive for the children. Will definately use this in my classroom. Thank you!

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  17. The writing goals chart is great! Thank you for sharing.

    http://modernkindergarten.blogspot.com

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  18. Love these! Thank so much for the ideas! I would love to see the update with interesting words. Is it possible to change the word wall words to sight words in the download? Or would you pretty please send me the file? I'm sending my whole team to check out your blog! Thanks again!

    rebeccakspangler@yahoo.com

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  19. Great Stuff! Will definitely be putting it up for next year! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Even though I teach 3rd grade, your ideas are perfect for my classroom! Thanks for sharing.

    Hooty's Homeroom

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  21. Love your writing goals poster. What a great idea!

    Erin
    www.teachingwithloveinheels.blogspot.com

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  22. I adore both anchor charts! Thank you so much for being creative and willing to share with the masses. I can't wait to set up my room and display my attempt at your charts.

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  23. Oh, this looks like the poster I made and use with my kiddos! It has really helped to improve their writing.

    Laurie
    http://firstgradelyonsden.blogspot.com/

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  24. This is so great! I love the goals poster, but I is dialog suppose to be dialogue? Maybe just a typo. I can't wait to use this!!

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    1. It can be spelled both ways. Thanks for bring it to my attention.

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  25. I just found your blog. Thank you so much for sharing. I love the rubric. It really gives the students a picture of the expectations for their writing.

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  26. Thanks so much for sharing! I love your writing goals poster! Can't wait to use it this year! :) I've been wanting to do something like this for awhile and you inspired me! Thanks again!

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  27. Thanks so very much for a copy of your writing goals! I have seen it on Pinterest a million times and I adore the font too! You're a GEM!

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  28. Thank you so much for sharing!!! This is awesome...can't wait to print and use it tomorrow morning! I would love to add and change out different goals as my students develop or work on various skills through the year. I was wondering if you could send me the file so I could keep the same font and format? Thanks, Marissa
    marissa.noble7@gmail.com

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  29. My son is n 4th grade. He has dyslexia an trouble with long term memory. He is on a third gr reading level. His writing is whats the big prob. He cannot spell very well either. He is taking the STARR(texas) writing test n middle April. I was on Pinterst an saw this writing memory board an Im surely going to try this an show his lang. arts teache. Any writing tips Ill take!! Thanks!

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  30. I am a new follower as of today. My principal found your "Rate your writing" chart on Pinterest. I teach first grade as well. The stars are downloaded, but I wondering if I could also download the 4 writing sheets. Thanks for sharing!!

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  31. Essae Chandran Institute designs and publishes Quality Improvement Posterson the topics of 5S, Kaizen, TPM, Quality, Waste elimination, etc.

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  32. Hi! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your ideas! You're amazing! Thank you so much for sharing! I was working on creating a poster of writing goals for my students (I think it's a fabulous idea, and will make a big impact on student learning). I was wondering what font you used on the poster, since I wanted to add a few goals (I teach 2nd grade and thought I would add to the goals you listed), and I wanted to writing to look consistent. Thanks so much!

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    1. The font is called Noteworthy. I know I found it as a free font somewhere, but I haven't been able to find it again. Sorry! Happy hunting. =)

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  33. Your posters with the writing samples will be so helpful. My students are not too thrilled when it's time to write and I am trying to get them motivated. Thanks for sharing! I am a newbie blogger. I would love for you to follow me. www.teachergoldmine.blogspot.com

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  34. Love this. I just wanted to let you know I used your rating as inspiration for my own. Thank you. You are awesome!

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  36. Your 'writing goals' poster is amazing, thanks so much for sharing. Could you please tell me what font you used because I would like to add some more and am keen to keep it the same.

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    1. I noticed in an earlier blog that you sent the Mac file to someone. I'm also a Mac user so if you would be kind enough to send it to me I'd be most grateful. This chart is just what our K-2 stage has been looking for. Thank you so much for your inspiration.

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    2. I would be happy to send them to you however you did not leave me your email address.

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  37. Love this idea! I teach special ed and this is a great visual for them. Is there any way you can send me an editable version. I'd love to add some more for our informational unit and i'd like to keep the same font and such. carpentieril15@gmail.com
    Thanks!!

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