I was so excited to come across the Young Writer’s Survival Kit by Melissa Forney. It has been an amazing resource for our writing workshop.
UPDATE: Sorry to say, the resource below (Young Writer’s Survival Kit) is no longer available. You might want to check out our Writing Resource Packet. It is currently free.
At times when it’s writing time, I haven’t thought of a writing mini-lesson for the day. If I pick up this little booklet, I can flip through and I’m sure to find a good, quick writing lesson.
These are fabulous writing tips for kids!
Again, the resource above is no longer available, but you might be interested in our Writing Resource Packet instead:
Today for writing workshop, I didn’t have a mini-lesson in mind so I flipped through the Young Writer’s Survival Kit booklet and we talked about similes (see the collage above). As you can see, there was a long list of ‘as’ and ‘like’ examples. I had the kids read through and choose several to share with us that they thought were funny or interesting. Then they pulled out their writing journal and created similes of their own (3 of each). I said that they were welcome (but not required) to use similes in their story/writing for the day.
DD came up with some good examples and then used several similes in her story.
Do you want to learn more about starting your own Homeschool Writing Workshop? Here are some related posts:
Mini-Lessons to Use in a Writing Workshop (in any order):