Read all About It.....Work on Writing Daily 5

Kinda excited about this Work on Writing activity.....even though I came up with it at 5:00 this morning!!!  What's wrong with that you ask?  Well, I could have slept a little longer....I wish I had a switch to shut off my head sometimes!!!  hee hee!  Anywho, this is what I came up with....fresh off the press (that's a joke cuz it's a newspaper activity)  The students will do this during Work on Writing on Fridays only.  It's a newspaper front page basically highlighting what they have learned for the week.  I think it will be neat to read all their views. 


Here's the game plan for this:
- Reading Rewind will be a short summary of their basal reading for the read (yes, I know, basal yuk!  Gotta do what I gotta do.....)  This article section could also be used for summaries of any chapter books they have read during the week.
-  Math in a Minute - I want the students to choose one skill they have learned this week (for example, expanded algorithm)  Write about it in words and show an example.
-  Mad Math Challenge - I would like them to write their own Math word problem here.
- Vocab View - Write one vocabulary word they have learned and definition along with a pic
- Words in the Know - Any new words they have learned (that will fit) Science, Vocab, Math,...

Hope this is something you can use in your classroom:)  Would love to hear thoughts and comments about it if you download it!  Thanks and have a blessed rest of your weekend!!


  1. This is awesome! It will help me to see what really "sticks" with them too! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  2. Oh I love this!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This is absolutely brilliant Tara!! I will let you know how it goes when I get to try it out with my kids (might not be for a bit, but I am definitely printing it out now!).

    I think we're in the same boat, I was up at 7:00 already thinking of things I need to work on for my class this week. I think I need to keep a notepad on my bedside table, or would that be enabling an already bad habit?!

    Love this sheet, thank you again!!!

  4. Super cute. I love it. Thanks for sharing!
    Life with Mrs. L

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  6. You are amazing! 5 am...really? I have been stalking you for a while and I love reading your posts. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas with the blog world. I just started my own blog after being inspired by teachers like you. Thanks for all that you have shared.

  7. What do you have your students put their daily work in? A binder, folder, scribbler, duotang? I am just trying to figure out what the easiest route to take would be. I mean beacuse they can add their word work pages, etc...or do they just take these home right after?

    Your blog is amazing! I teach grade four and I am just starting the daily five. I am very excited!


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