Updated 6/10

This is a somewhat miscellaneous page.  It contains some printable and ideas that I have run across and have used in writing.  Please feel free to email me anything you would like to see added to this section, or any materials you would like to share.


Story map

Recipe for a Story Cards

Writing Conferences Track Sheet

  Writing Conferences

Time and Order Words


Editing and Revision Posters

Printable Revising Poster

Printable Editing Poster (GUMS)

Printable Editing Poster (CUPS)

Printable Good Endings poster

Writing Process Posters

Cute Pencil Writing Signs


How to Be a Good Writer


Famous Writing Quotes Posters

Mark Twain

William Wordsworth

Angela Giles Klocke

Agatha Christie

William Faulkner

Jean Luc Godard

Barbara Greene

Thomas Jefferson





Story Map

Great to help kids organize what they will be writing about

Writing Process Signs

I printed these off in color and then I laminated them.  I put small magnets on the back so I could hang it on my file cabinet.  Whenever I am giving kids directions about what they should be doing, I can just grab a sign and hang it on my white board!

Writing Conferences Sheet

I have used this form to keep track of who I have and have not conferred with yet.  It helps to either prewrite or type all the students names in before printing the form.  This way you can tell, at a glance, who you still need to conference with.  To read about other ways I keep track of who needs a conference, click here.


Writing Conferences

I got this idea from a teacher at my school that is so AMAZING organized.  She floors me with her simple, but efficient ideas.

She posts who she is going to have writing conferences for the day on the write board.  She does this by writing each students name no a small piece of sentence strips and then she laminates them.  Then the labels are clipped to the board in the order they need conferences (about 4 students per day).  She keeps the names in a suction cup soap holder. Students are responsible for moving their name to the back of the holder after they have conference it keep the order.

My take on this: I will print out the students names using these labels under this title "topper."  Then I will laminate and cut out the labels. On the back of each kids label, I will put two magnets.  I will keep all the names in a soap basket like the one mentioned above.  I will display this on my file storage cabinet.  I will post a picture of this when I get it all set up.

Title "Topper"


Student's Name Labels


 Graphics from Cotton Tail Graphics were used and the font is Tinker Toy from Fonts for Kids.  If you do not have  this font, the labels will down load and look better as a PDF file. Or you can click on the title to browse the site.

Time and Order Words

I have had these for awhile.  I can't believe I haven't posted them!  Or...maybe I did and now I can't remember! : )

I made these clocks to help with sequencing writing.  I have used them in both my fourth and second grade classroom.  We brainstorm the words and then I keep them up on my white board.  I cut them out, laminated them and put magnets on the back.  We can rearrange the words and order them and use them as sentences starters when we write our "How To" pieces.  I also used them in reading when I did mini lessons on sequencing.

Time and Order Words page one

Time and Order Words page two

Time and Order Words page three

  Writing Posters

Although theses are not printables, I thought people might like to see them!  Throughout the school year I teach different mini lessons on the writing process.  I teach several different revision and editing strategies.  In the beginning of the year the class brainstorms two large posters, one for revision and one for editing. These posters stay up all year.  As we learn more strategies, I add them to the correct poster.  Students refer to these when working on their writing pieces.



Recipe for a Story Cards

These are cards I created that I will use when I teach the lesson, Recipe for a Story.  Basically all storied must have a beginning, middle and end.  Generally certain things are found in each section.

Good Endings Poster

This posters shows students what constitutes a good ending- it was all a dream and to be continued are not on the list!  I did not create this list.  I gathered all the ideas from a workbook Basic, Not Boring! workbook.

Cute Pencil Writing Stage Posters

I haven't quite figured out how I will use these next year.  However, I think I will somehow use them when kids are producing final drafts to track where everyone's progress through the steps.

Revising Poster

Editing Poster (CUPS)

Editing Poster (GUMS)

Both of these posters are from http://www.imaginativeteacher.com free download page.


Other words for said , look, etc.

How to Be a Good Writer

Similar to writing process but has other pages as well



Great information about the Six Traits




Great downloads and printables




Ideas for mini lessons




This looks excellent for the upper grades elementary school teacher




Printables for writing workshop.  These are geared for first and second grade, but the ideas are adaptable.




Great, kids friendly posters that are gear toward the Six Traits.


I found several excellent writing power points on Ms. Kilgo's 4th grade website.  I espeicaly liked the endings power point. Look under the My Writing Files section.




I hope this information is helpful. 

Please email me for any questions or comments.


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