Thankful Leaves Writing Printable (Free)
I came across this really pretty fall clipart and the kids (and I!!) fell in love with it. We purchased it and decided to use them in our writing workshop. My printer’s out of ink, but we’ll get to it soon.
I have two pages of the same image in case anyone wants to print 2 per page. And, if anyone wants me to tweak this in any way (to say something different across the top) it’s easy enough to do. Just send me a note and I happy to make these fit your needs. 🙂
Hope someone else can use these! ~Liesl
Writing Workshop Story Idea: On another note, DD and I were talking last week and together came up with a fun story idea for our writing workshop. The general gist is: When you are at a waterfall, you go behind the waterfall and realize you have entered a new world. (I know I should phrase this better, but I’m tired and my brain isn’t working!!) The kids all were excited about this story idea and we’ve been working on these in our writing workshop the past several days.
Here’s an excuse to include these pretty waterfalls we visited a year or so ago!
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How and Why We Started Using a Homeschool Writing Workshop and Other Writing Workshop Resources on our Blog:
- Creating a Homeschool Writing Workshop – Post #1 — How/Why we needed a change in our writing program
- Creating a Homeschool Writing Workshop – Post #2: Creating a Writing Workshop Area and Materials to Have on Hand
- Creating a Writing Workshop Post #3: This post is about Mini-Lessons during writing time, mentor texts and includes reviews of 8 or 9 writing books that you might find helpful.
- Writing Resource Pack: This is a post about the 30-page pack I made for our writing workshop. Reference pages on the 6 +1 Wri ting Traits, Mini-Lessons, the types of writing, creating a powerful beginning, techniques for ending a story/paper, and so forth. (These writing resources are free to download.)
- 40 Journal Writing Prompts: Free Printable
Mini-Lessons to Use in a Writing Workshop (in any order):
- What makes a good book or story?
- Make your story come alive with details and description.
- Creating Interesting Characters
- Story Openings: Set the mood or feeling of your story
- Gathering story ideas from your own life
- Alliteration and more
- Adding Details Exercise (Don’t miss this one, the kids LOVED this activity!!)
- Writing Workshop: Conflict in Literature (Man vs. Man, Man vs. Self, etc)
- Writing Workshop Discussion Questions
- Writing Workshop Mini-Lesson: Rules for Writing and the Story Writing Process
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