Writing Wheels for Work on Writing! {Fall Edition}

Happy Monday teacher friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We spent the weekend painting and shopping for a new kitchen light fixture.  My life is oh-so-exciting, isn’t it?! 😉  I did find this adorable little treasure while we were light-fixture-shopping that I had to invite home to live on my front porch. 🙂
Now let’s talk “school.” We are officially in our FOURTH week for first grade!  I can’t believe it!  My 25 little friends are doing so well and have really started to settle in and embrace our classroom routine.  With routines, comes Daily 5 of course!  Do you use Daily 5 in your classroom?  If you do, you know how exciting it is when you start to launch Work on Writing.  I launch Work on Writing LAST because I want to make sure my kiddos can write a complete sentence before I set them loose. 
The last couple weeks, we’ve been celebrating because…they CAN write a complete sentence! 🙂 In fact, since we’ve been using my Think, Talk, Teach pack and working on the conjunction “and,” they can write a compound sentence right now – yay! 

I created this really FUN writing pack for my beginning writers and they l-o-v-e it!  Work on Writing time is a time in my classroom that students can write about whatever they want.  However, sometimes I have little ones who have a really difficult time figuring out WHAT to write about when left on their own.  These Writing Wheels solve that problem! 

Students will have a blast using a paperclip to spin the spinner and write about the picture they land on! There are 12 different themed printables, but since each printable has 4 writing choices, there are SO many options and opportunities for writing fun with this pack!

Each fall “theme” comes with three different differentiated templates that you can use in your classroom, according to your students’ needs.  Choose the printable and writing template that works best for your kiddos!

You can also choose to simply cut and laminate the spinners without the writing template.  These would be great to place in a writing center and let students choose, spin, and write! The “I don’t know what to write about” syndrome is officially over! 🙂
 The following TWO writing templates and spinners are available for FREE by downloading the Preview Download for this pack in my TpT shop! 
 Click HERE to head over to download and try it out in your classroom! 🙂

Before you go, have you entered my giveaway for a $50 Kaplan Early Learning Gift Card?! Click HERE to enter – it ends tomorrow night!  🙂
Thanks for stopping by –
Happy Writing!

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  1. Great looking tool here! I think they fill a gap between very structured 'fill in the blank' sentence frames and being left to write completely on their own.

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