Over the summer, I made math toolkits with tons of math charts and resources to help my students during math centers. I knew I wanted something similar for writing and I finally have it ready to share with you. These writing toolkits are full of FREE writing resources and charts that will help your students become independent and confident writers.
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Probably one of my students’ favorites writing resources are our editing and revising pens. We use purple and green pens for this step in the writing process and they fit perfectly in our writing toolkits. The purple pens are for revising drafts and the green pens are for editing drafts. I have included a blank version in the free download if you want to use different colored pens.
I have my students use two different color pens for two reasons:
1.) I want them to understand that revising and editing serve different purposes.
2.) Also, I want to be able to easily SEE that the students revised and edited their writing.
These charts are a huge help for my students’ writing. The charts are super versatile and can be used in several different ways, depending on how and when you want your students to use the writing resources:
- Hole punch them in place them on rings. Place the rings in storage containers, put them in cubbies, or even hang them from a bulletin board.
- Simply place the charts in the writing toolkits.
- Use the charts as interactive notebook charts and have the students glue them into their notebooks after you teach a mini lesson on the skill.
The writing charts included in this free download include charts for revising and editing, a chart for the writing process, grammar reminders, and much more! You can pick and choose which ones you want to use with your students and only print those pages.
As I mentioned in the above section, these writing resources can be stored a couple of different ways. You can store them in the small photo containers like I have (click HERE to see these containers on Amazon) and place them at the writing station or center (if you have a separate area).
The writing resources could also be placed on rings at a writing center. If you have your students seated in groups or tables, you could put these writing resources on a ring and have one available for each table/group.
Another option is to simply have all these writing resources in the students’ writing notebooks.
How Will I Use the Writing Toolkits?
Each year, it seems I do things differently depending on my students, their needs, and their levels. The great thing about these writing charts is their versatility. I can use them in writing centers, in my small group writing table, or I can have several sets made for the students to use during independent writing.
Click on the image below to download these writing resources to make your own writing toolkits!
Don’t forget to click HERE to grab the math toolkit freebies as well!
Let me know in the comments if you think you will try these out this year.
This is a wonderful resource that you put together. This is great for a supplemental aids for students having academic support under the Special Education program. LOVE LOVE LOVE
Agi Post says
I will absolutely use these this year, probably starting tomorrow actually! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your wonderful, detailed, well-organized, amazing resources in all subjects! I’ve been using your reading station ideas and the kids love those!
This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing this!
I do not see an address or web site to order some of your products.
Jennifer Findley says
Hi Sharon, you can see my products for sale at shopjenniferfindley.com. Thanks for asking!
Jennifer Berglund says
Do you have a kit for each student? Or do you have enough for a small group or half the class or…? This is a wonderful thing! Thanks so much for sharing!
Ana Pisano says
Thank you for sharing your writing kit. I was in search for a tool that the students can self- monitor. Happy Thanksgiving!
I can’t wait to try these, thank you!
I will be taking over a 5th grade classroom mid-year. I am thrilled to have found these. I can’t wait to put these to use. I love the idea of creating a kit that my students can take with them back to their seats. Well done!
I love the kit, but was wondering if you could add “or when citing text” to the quotations block on the punctuation card?
I teach 4th grade and I have to admit – I”m addicted to your website and resources! Thus far, I have created the Math Toolkits, Close Reading Toolkits, and now I am working on these Writing Toolkits! My next project is the Guided Reading Teacher Toolkit (waiting on my Amazon delivery)! I have purchased many of your bundles, and many others are on my wishlist at your TPT store. Keep ’em coming!!!
Tyna Compton says
Wow! These will be a fantastic addition to our interactive notebooks next year. I teach 8th grade ELA, but these will still be so helpful to my students. Thank you for making them free.
Jennifer Findley says
I am so glad they will be helpful, Tyna! And you are very welcome!
I love this!!!! I cannot wait to use it, but was wondering if you had these pages available in full size instead of just the 4 per page, so I can post them as more of an anchor chart as well.
I noticed on the “Writing Supplies” card that there is a copy with a blank line so teachers could fill in what color pens they use. However it is only on the top left one. Can you edit it so we can print 4 of them with blank lines please?
I love this and cannot wait to finish my toolkits for my classroom! Thanks. 🙂
Jennifer Findley says
HI Samantha, I have it fixed. Sorry about that!
Thank you SO much for this amazing resource! I am working on developing my writing program for next year (because what else do teachers do in the summer!) and I love the idea that students can cut these and paste them in a writing notebook or have them in those containers you mentioned. I will definitely use this so thank you thank you!!!!
This is an AMAZING resource! Thank you!
Michelle Cairy says
What a WONDERFUL idea!! Thank you SO much for sharing!!!! I can’t wait to use this!
I love this resource but I am wondering if there is any way of getting a copy that is editable? I would love to use but need the Australian spelling of some words.
Audrey Grier says
Thank you so much for these clear, lovely resources!
Kathy MacIver says
LOVE this idea! Thank you so much! I was thinking of using photo pages so the students can put them in a binder.
Thank you so much for sharing these! Writing has been a struggle to teach as there is so much students must remember in the writing process. After teaching them about our writing block, I will definitely introduce these. They will be fundamental to struggling as well as advanced writers. Just have to figure out how I want to organize this. I also found your math tool kits… I cannot wait to use both. Thank you for making these free!
Ariel neWton says
Hello there! Love this writing tools resource! Our verbiage is a tad different than what you have. Do you have an editable version anywhere?
Thank you so much for sharing them ♥️♥️♥️ Newbie teacher here and these really helped a lot. Your blog is a gem.
You are amazing. I love this step-by-step guide to writing along with the many tools you have provided. I am ever so grateful to have found your site. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge!
RAQUEL M. DIANGA says
This is a big help to me Jen. Thanks for your kindness. The freebies that your sharing me is very interesting and fun. I hope the Filipino children would love them. It’s a add on me as the teacher.Thank you very much for sharing.God Bless you more!
This is great! Thank you for sharing.
I feel as I have struck GOLD coming across your resources. I cannot wait to start printing and putting the various kits together. Thank you for the effort that you have put into sharing your wisdom!!
I LOVE THESE- they have been so helpful with Covid and each student having there own tool box at their desk with all the resources that they need. ONE huge favor or question- Are these writing tools in poster sizes? I know I can take them and ‘blow them up’ but it is always easier when they are already that size.