Writing Process Anchor Charts and Printable

Here's another anchor chart that I am linking up with Ladybug's Teacher Files Link Up for Grades 3-6.

Freebie Fridays

I am also linking up with TBA's Freebie Friday!

In third grade, we use Being a Writer writing curriculum. It is our second year with it and we really enjoy it! It is based on the workshop model and incorporates read-alouds, conference questions, partner activities, and more.

Their Writing Process is similar to any other process from another program, but to help kids out, I made different posters to go with each step. We talk about them as they come along and then hang them in the room so they can refer to the steps as they work through a piece. {Pardon the old, icky photo~ they look better in person and are in the process of getting a facelift in my class during state test time!}

The steps are:
  1. Gather ideas
  2. Select one to develop
  3. Write drafts
  4. Analyze & Revise
  5. Edit & Proofread
  6. Publish & Illustrate
As I introduce them, I love explaining the little doodles. In the fist step, our ideas are like the stars he is trying to catch with a net. We "Take 2!" when we go and revise a piece, adding detail and additional description. We use a magnifying glass to look carefully at our piece when it comes to editing-- they really fit with the purpose and activity of that particular step of the process.

You can find the new & improved posters here!

I really like these little posters and hope you can use them for your own writing program!


  1. These are excellent, thanks for linking up! I am so glad you came by again :)

  2. Very clever! We use being a writer too but anyone could benefit from these. Thanks for sharing with us on TBA's Freebie Friday!

  3. Wow, these little men are adorable. I really appreciate that you are sharing them for free. As a homeschool mom on a budget, I love to read teacher blogs and get ideas. My son will love these.

  4. I'm so glad you enjoy them! I have quite a few resources with these doodle guys on this blog, including story starters and summarizing bookmarks- they are too fun!

    Thanks for stopping by!


  5. Stephanie,
    These are great! I love the graphic doodle guys. Any way you can post the title so I can have it up to match like you do in your photo? That would be wonderful! Thanks!