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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Writer's Workshop: Creating A Writing Office

Through the years I have had many questions about and requests for more information on the writing offices shown here:


Sorry for the delay in getting back on this!  We call these our "offices".  I keep them in a basket and pass them out during writer's workshop time.  They were premade so kids just inherit one and we keep them year to year.  It does take some time to assemble and then laminate.  It would make a great parent helper job if you are so lucky to have some of those!

These offices provide privacy while writing and just set the tone that we are doing important work and need to focus and concentrate on it.  It is filled with information that serves as writing resources to students.  There are commonly misspelled word lists, grammar information, editing checklists, etc.

These are each made with 2 file folders.  Cut the tabs off so you have all straight edges.  Then simply trim the printable sheets so they fit and glue on the fronts and backs.  Then use clear packing tape to attach the two folders together, leaving a tiny space so they can still fold up. I would definitely laminate them for durability.

I am offering these printables on TPT if you are interested in making them for your students to use.
You can find them here:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writers-Workshop-Creating-A-Writing-Office-Printables


I have also added a separate  listing of the Me Museum Project sheet.
This makes a great beginning of the year writing activity!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Back-to-School-Me-Museum-Project-2048708