Work on Writing Ideas and Resources

Focus Questions for the 6th August Chat Session

  • What do students write in/on?
  • What do students write about?
  • When do you do WoW? Do you have a separate time for Writer's Workshop?
  • How do you organise WoW?
  • Which websites, resources, apps for writing have been successful for you?

Examples of Work on Writing in action in different classrooms

Progress chart for "Work on Writing"
Progress chart for "Work on Writing"

@qldteacher's Pictures of her organisational charts for Work on Writing
Delightful Daily 5 Cafe blog by Laura Komos: Getting the teacher started with work on writing


Blog writing during Work on Writing

Kidblog free blogging platform
Cybrary Man's Student Blogs page
Cybrary Man's Class Blogs page
Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom by Kathleen Morris: Integrating Blogging into the Curriculum
4K@Richards - kids blogs used during Work on Writing time
Using Blogging with The Daily 5


Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry for Kids
Nellie Edge: How to Organize Poetry

Online Writing Projects, Collaboration between classes

Oracle Think Quest
Story Jumper
Voki for creating speaking characters
Audioboo to voice record for publishing
Primary Pad as a kid-friendlier version of google docs
Little Bird Tales

Other resources

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 ways to make comics online
Plasq for creating comics from photos
Scholastic Story Starters
Writing Fun by Jenny Eather with Text Type examplars and writing frames
Cybrary Man's Free Supplies for Teachers
Fastfinga iPhone and iPad app
Teaching Literacy in the Early Years blog by Kelly Jordan:Using Technology in the Literacy Block
Talking, Drawing, Writing: Lessons for our youngest writers by Martha Horn and Mary Ellen Giacobbe
Getting Started With Work on Writing