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Caitlin Arakawa

Writing Notebook

Grades: 4th Grade, 3rd Grade, 5th Grade
Subjects: Writing

Student Instructions

Use this writing notebook to research, brainstorm, plan, organize, draft, revise, and publish a multipage writing response. 1st- label Review the sources and take relevant notes on the right hand side 2nd- label Use the graphic organizers to brainstorm, plan, and organize your ideas 3rd- label Draft your response 4th- highlighter Use the highlighter to identify important parts of your response 5th- label Use the revision checklist to revise your work 6th- highlighter In groups use the rubric to assess your writing 7th- label Revise based on the group's feedback on the rubric 8th- check Complete your final draft

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

This writing notebook can be used to guide students through structuring a multi-paragraph writing response. Use this template for opinion, informative, or narrative writing assignments. Include relevant sources, materials, and rubrics that you already use wit your students, but streamline the process by including it in this writing journal. This activity can be edited to to fit the needs of your assignment. *Pages to edit* Page 2: Include the directions for the writing assignment Pages 3-5: Include any sources you would like your students to view. Copy directly from the source and paste in Seesaw, upload a screenshot, include a link to a PDF, or include a link to a video. Pages 6-9: Determine the types of graphic organizers you would like your students to use. Delete the pages you do not need, or keep them all and allow your students to decide which they would like to utilize. Page 10- Edit the colored text to include the structural items you would like your students to identify with the highlighter. For example: opinion- opinion statement, reasons, evidence from the sources, explanations, informational- topic sentences, evidence from the sources, transitions words, conclusion, and narrative- introduction of characters and setting, rising action, problem, and solution. Page 11- Add your own revision checklist Pages 13-15- Delete these rubrics and add your own