Create a Writing Center - Resources Posters & Prompts
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To encourage creativity and good habits for a budding writer, why not set up a writing center a comfortable, low-cost space where your young child can work? Whether you have a classroom, co-op space or homeschool at the kitchen table, make it as inviting and inspiring as possible. Providing a place that is quiet and organized will help spark the imagination and foster a love for the written word. Here are some practical ways you can build either a portable or permanent writing center.
Storage Suggestions First, consider how much room you have. Are you homeschooling in tight quarters, or do you have a school room at your disposal?
- Large backpack with pockets
- Cleaning supply caddy
- Large plastic box with a lid
Portable Writing Center A portable writing center is perfect when space is limited. You can store writing supplies in a:
- Over-the-door pocket shoe organizer
- Stacking letter trays for paper
- Storage cupboards, tubs, bins, or baskets
Equipping Your Writing Center Next, gather your writing supplies and store them in or near your chosen writing center. Before buying anything new, look to see what supplies are already lying around the classroom and house. It's a good idea to keep these supplies separate so they're always handy at writing time.
Alphabet charts posted at eye level to serve as penmanship models.
Reference tools like a children's dictionary, electronic speller, or children's thesaurus.
Tools for brainstorming and writing
Tools for publishing final drafts
- Glue, glue sticks, tape
- Rubber stamps, stickers
- Scissors, stapler, hole punch, yarn scraps
- Solid-color construction or scrapbooking paper
|Published:||Oct 31st 2015