How Do You Get Students Interested in Writing In The Classroom?
How do you promote writing in the classroom? It can be challenging to get a classroom full of students all motivated to write. If you struggle with this too, then you’re going to love this simple way to get your students not only excited to write, but also motivated to do their best writing–by turning their writing into class books!
Why Use Class Books to Promote Writing in the Classroom?
Using Class books are a fun way to promote writing in the classroom because students get to become real authors and illustrators. They absolutely LOVE this! Plus, there are tons of different ways in which you can utilize class books for writing in your room. You can use class books in writing centers, for morning work, a writing mini lesson or even as a response to a read aloud.
Here is how it works: after students are finished writing, use the corresponding class book covers to turn your students’ writing into a class book. Then, you can add it into your classroom library for students to read! Students LOVE getting to read each other’s writing and it affirms that they are real authors and illustrators! You can even add a Class Books Bin to your classroom library so that you can add the finished books right into it for your students to be able to easily access them!
In addition, class books are easily able to be differentiated for students depending on their writing capability. Even within a first grade classroom you can have such a range of writing. From students that struggle to write one sentence to students that are writing multiple sentences and even paragraphs it can be hard to meet each of their needs! Having a variety of different lined paper can make it so much easier for students to feel successful, which is why I created 5 different lined options of paper to choose from for each class book. These are perfect for an independent writing center. The similar formatting on each topic makes it easy for students to get into a routine when using them. These writing prompts work best in Preschool through 2nd grade because the topics are exciting and relevant for this age group.
Promote Writing In The Classroom With Monthly Writing Prompts for The Year
With Class Books, there are 10 writing topics for every month of the year from August to July if needed. Students can write about topics such as their favorite color, how to get the teacher ready for school, their favorite book and what they think the coolest insect is (just to name a few!) Using these Class Books for writing is simple! Plus, they save you so much time because you will have to choose from for the year! Now, that’s what I call a win-win!
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Use Class Books for Partner Reading for Fluency
Finally, once the class books are put together, they can be used in many fun and educational ways. One idea is to use these books for partner reading so that students can work on their fluency. When students know their work is going to be read by their friends they are motivated to use their VERY BEST handwriting and spelling. After all, they are published authors now!
You can also purchase each month separately if you wish:
- August Class Books
- September Class Books
- October Class Books
- November Class Books
- December Class Books
- January Class Books
- February Class Books
- March Class Books
- April Class Book
- May Class Books
- June Class Books
- July Class Books