Welcome to this super helpful blog post in setting up writer's notebooks.
The biggest piece of advice I could give any teacher of writing is to keep your own notebook as well.
You want to model what lifelong writing looks like. You want to take your students on a writing journey as you write alongside them. They need to see you as a writer. They want to help you as a writer.
You will exponentially increase that writing success by modeling writing and keeping your own writer's notebook.
Don't worry, you can cheat and use the same one year after year 😉😜 The kids will never know.
I recommend adding to your notebook each year. This is also amazing because as the years go on you can show students that you have been writing for some time, and it's not just during the writing workshop either!
With that said, let's dive into the parts of a writer's notebook.