Instant Thematic Stationery for Beginning Writers
What fun! Now you can add sparkle to classroom communications with Joyful Learning’s Exciting Writing for Beginning Writers! On the pages that follow, you’ll find:
- a collection of 60 reproducible stationery pages featuring borders created by 22 children’s illustrators;
- 30 unique border designs coordinated with special days, popular themes, and primary concepts, along with a blank design-your-own-border page;
- stationery with and without lines to fit the needs of every child in your classroom, plus an extra template in the back of the book for advanced writers; and
- perforated pages to make usage a snap—just pull out and photocopy!
WORKSHEET & Sample PDF Activity
Sample PDF Activity
How to Use This Book
Once you begin putting Joyful Learning’s Exciting Writing for Beginning Writers! to work in your classroom, you and your students will discover a million uses for the pages that follow. In the meantime, here are some start-up ideas to help you and your students begin enjoying your stationery today.
Copy a border that coordinates with a season, holiday, or current classroom theme unit, or have students take turns decorating the blank border page to fit your needs or to reflect their interests. Use a pencil and ruler to divide the space on the copy into five even sections. Label each section with one day of the week, Monday through Friday. Each day, jot down daily happenings in the appropriate space and at week’s end, make copies for each student to color and take home to share with family members. Be sure to save one copy for your own records. Collect your newsletters in a loose-leaf notebook titled “Our Class News.” (Teaching Tip: To make certain each student is mentioned the same number of times over the course of your newsletter publication, keep a class list where you can check off students’ names.)