I decided on a new system that I am starting for the first time with my 5th graders.
It goes like this:
1. Every student will have a Writer's Notebook (black and white composition book labeled with their name and the words, Writer's Notebook. This is also can be decorated in a way that represents the writer.)
2. Every student will have a binder with 4 sections.
3. The composition book is used for brainstorming different ideas.
4. The sections are for drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.
As the students move through the writing process, so do their pages.
What do you do to keep your students organized during writing?