Making a Writing Plan Your Own

One thing I love about this time of year is how kids are synthesizing all we have done and personalizing the plans, strategies, and skills we have learned to fit their own styles.

Today, as we were wrapping up our Summer Sunshine Writing Prompt Packet (more about how I use Writing Prompts HERE), I noticed how one of my boys had adjusted our 5W Star Plan to fit his own style:

The traditional plan I taught came in this packet:

I loved this moment because it taught me that, while kids may veer from what  my lesson originally looked like (once upon a time, months ago), they are still incorporating the important parts of planning and brainstorming that I want them to use forever and ever as writers.

I hope your year is wrapping up well. We have two more days and I am still in shock that it's so close to the end!

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