Sunday, November 6, 2011

All About Writing! (Files NOW shared)

Last weekend I blogged about help with my writing.  (This came after a very frustrating writing assessment.)  One comment that I got was to use "5 Star Writing".  I loved this idea so I put it to use right away.  (THANK YOU for the idea!)  My students are now completely obsessed with writing 5 star papers!

To introduce the 5 star writing, I created this presentation.  The kids had white boards, markers, and erasers.  They read the sentences, decided if it was 5 star or not, and wrote it so that it was 5 star.

Grab your 5 star presentation {here}.

The next day, we wrote about our favorite thing to do at school.  After I modeled, I introduced the 5 star writing rubric.  The kids wrote their sentences and then filled out their rubric.  The goal was for them to really look at their own writing to see if it was their best-- of course, they all gave themselves 5 stars.  Then, I came behind them and we went over the rubric together.  If they earned a star, I gave them a star stamp on their rubric.  They were very into this!

Grab your 5 star writing rubric {here}.

Finally, I've created a Writer's Tool Kit for my kids to use while writing.  Having this resource available to them makes them more independent and confident in their writing.  You can check it out at my TPT store!
Click {Here} to Download from TPT

Happy writing!  :)

--Mrs. Pollard


  1. I am interested in any help I can get too! I tried to access your two files but it said that they weren't available.

  2. Hi Mrs. Pollard,
    Thanks for sharing the 5 star writing presentation and rubric. I tried to download it but got a message that it is not available or I do not have permission to access it. Would you be able to email it to me,
    Thanks again!

  3. I am also interested in your rubric and presentation, but could not access it. Could you email me the presentation and rubric:
    Thank you!

  4. I feel like I have been such a failure with writing. Grasping for any and all information.
    First Grade Delight

  5. I've seen 5 star writing at other schools and was always interested in how it worked! Thanks for blogging about it! Now share those files!!!

  6. I would love those files, too, but Google Docs isn't letting me. Can you email me????? THANK YOU!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  7. HI! I tried downloading your 2 presentations, but it's not letting me download them... can you email me?
    The Teachers' Cauldron

  8. So so sorry, everyone! I guess my brain wasn't completely working last night. I've now shared the documents so the links above should work. Let me know! Thanks for your interest. :)

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