Organizing the Classroom Environment to Enhance Writing
Writing supplies should be easy to find, clearly labeled, and attractively displayed. These may include different kinds of paper (some lined and some unlined), writing tools (pens, pencils, crayons, markers, etc.), staplers, tape, post-it notes, index cards, dictionaries, erasers, scissors, etc.
Baskets or trays for finished work, work in progress, or work to be shared with classmates should also be clearly identified.
Individual writing folders help students organize and keep track of papers related to their current writing project.
Graphic organizers, editing sheets, revising check-lists, writing logs, and other forms may be stored on shelves or in pocket folders.
The classroom needs a well-stocked classroom library so students can study the language and styles of different authors; grow as writers from analyzing a favorite book; rewrite a book from a different point of view; write a sequel; study a new genre; or learn illustrative techniques.
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