Nonfiction Writing Stages Posters
Nonfiction writing has always been a favorite in my classroom, but sometimes the students find it challenging to really internalize the writing stages and what each entails. These posters were designed to act as a guide for the students as they moved through the writing process. They can be printed on white or colored paper and hung in descending order.
I would write the names of students on clothespins and place them on the “Prewriting” poster. As the students progressed from stage to stage, they could move their clothespin to the corresponding poster. This encouraged them to simultaneously review the expectations and prompts at each level.
Additionally, this gave me a quick visual of where each child was at in their own writing process and allowed me to touch base with individuals and/or create specialized lesson groupings.