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Writing Progression

To help beginning writers see their progression, save samples of their writing periodically. A good way to do this is to use a letter-size manila folder for each student's writing. Every week or so, take a sample of their writing and staple it inside the folder and add new ones right on top of the previous one. Let students look at their folders on a regular basis to let them see how far they have come from Day One. Make sure to date each entry. This is also a good thing to show parents, and of course it will help you with your own tracking of student advancement.

More Organized Learning Ideas

Lovely Rivers
DEAR Time
Geography Fun
Class Thesaurus
Room Labels
Spelling Journals
Homework Problems
Writing Process
Individual KWL Folders
Homework Instruction
Jukebox
Book Themes
Note Taking Skills
Three Wise People
Work Board
Today In History
Vocab Pockets
Current Events
Class Calendar
Note-Taking for Subjective Testing
Word and Logic Problem Box
Art Exhibit
Word Wall
Kid Calendar
Music Sign-up Sheet
Coffee Can Phonics
Weekly Graphs
Groupwork Accountability
Homework Station
Pocket Charts
Peer Review Sheets
Author Study
Word Labels
Writing Progression
Map the World
Class Pet
Musical Names
Coupons for Math
The "Wow" Box
KWL Chart
New Books
Monthly Calendars
Portfolios
Lesson Evaluation
Plants Paradise
Action Card Charades
Snack Time Math
DJ for a Day
Running Records
Word of the Day