We can all agree giving our students the power of choice within the classroom is a great motivator. We give our students plenty of choice when it comes to reading. But are we giving them enough choice when it comes to writing?
If your answer is “yes”, give yourself a pat on the back! Students need to be given choice when it comes to writing. Within my classroom, students are allowed to chose what they are working on during Daily 5, journal writing, and during down time within the classroom. I find that in these small moments, true “authorship” begins to take place.
Tonight I want to share with you a valuable resource that one of our very own blogging friends, Lori Rosenberg, has created. It’s called the Writing Menu…and it has changed our classroom life over the past few weeks! Oh. my. word. My students simply cannot get enough of it. If you have early finishers in your classroom or are looking for something that will help organize and structure the “choice” during Work on Writing time, look no further!