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
  • Bookshelf
  • 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

 

Resources, Posters & Prompts

     

The Writer's Block
Create a writing center using this download...a place designed to inspire!
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The Peanut Jar
Newspaper Templates
Spark creativity with these templates designed to create news articles!
Story & Essay Starters

Additional Creative Writing Resources

Young Novelist Workbooks

Mini-Book Templates

Monthly Writing Journals

Shape Books

 

 

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Author:LyndaAckert
Published:Oct 31st 2015
Modified:Aug 9th
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