Our writing centre contains the following: Writer's notebooks, a file for old drafts; personal writing folders; a box of 'No Excuses' (for incorrect spelling) books; spelling resources; thesauri; dictionaries and grammar resources. Underneath we keep picture resources (old magazines, calendars, greeting cards) for notebook ideas; some nice publishing paper and handwriting resources.
The Story of Our Writing (powerpoint) is a step by step description of the process we've put in place for writing in our classroom
Writing Process (powerpoint) to go through steps and also used for display
Writing Ideas (word doc) 10 pages of ideas for writing over a variety of genre
Words to Describe (word doc) 9 page book with grouped lists of adjectives for students to make their writing more powerful
Freewriting (1 pg word doc) An activity to get pens moving
Sentence starters for writing (5 pg word doc)
This display is especially useful at the beginning of the year to remind students of the steps they need to move through with their writing pieces.
It's important for kids to have an audience for their writing. This cabinet it near the front door of the school so parents and visitors can read student writing.
WOW poster (1 pg word doc) for Writing Only Writing time
Lucky Dip Writing Topics (4 pg word doc)
Writing Warm Ups Cards (32 pg word doc)
Jenny Eather's site is brilliant. Invaluable for teaching writing. It gives clear layouts for each of the genres. What I love the most is the examples of each genre; one for each grade level.