Writing Mats

Thursday, November 19, 2020
Are your students needing scaffolding to keep them on track with their writing?  I know sometimes my first and second graders and even third graders that were struggling needed some extra visual support.

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Keeping your students focused and on track whether you are on line or in person can be daunting.  Especially, with growing class sizes and less one on one time for conferencing.  I've found that my math mats were a perfect solution for my students that needed extra support when I couldn't be right next to them.  So, I thought why not transfer that to writing too?!?

These writing mats are for each of the writing genres that they have to master...narrative, expository and opinion as well as a general writer's checklist.
Your students will move the bead along their mat as they complete each task. 
 Sometimes just doing that keeps them focused  enough to complete their writing.  Let's face it ~ writing is a struggle for kids and throw in teaching it from behind a computer screen and it's become that much more difficult.

writers checklist mat slider

This is the generic writer's checklist that they can use to check their writing and be sure they are following some basic rules to make them successful.

I've also included Opinion, Expository and Narrative writing slider mats to provide that extra scaffolding for them as well.

opinion writing slider mats

expository writing mat slider

narrative writing slider mat

writer's mat sliders

I hope these come in handy in person or online.  If you are still online and send home bags periodically for your students this would be the perfect addition.  It would not only give the support your students need but also a great visual for the parents that may not know how to go about teaching or supporting their child in writing.

Grab them here!

Swing on over to Instagram and let me know how they worked for you!  

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