One, Stop! Writing

Don't let your students write all week without checking their work!  Are you only able to meet with a student one or two times a week?  

One, Stop! Writing will change all that!

I determine the one skill I am focusing on, for example writing a complete sentence with a capital and a period.  I explain to the class my expectation.  I have a large anchor of support, The Big Pencil,  for the students to see hanging on the wall and smaller copies on each of the tables.  Stidents use my One, Stop! writing paper.  Students complete one sentence and stop.  They bring their paper to me to check.  If the student met my expectation for that skill, I stamp the student's paper.  If the student did not meet my expectation, I stamp the paper but the stamp is upside down.  The student must go back and correct that sentence before they can proceed to the next sentence.  Once the skill is mastered, I can move on to another.

 

One, Stop! Writing

writing paper.one.stop.landscape.doc  This is the paper that I used initially when I introduced the One, Stop! process to my students.  Students start writing their sentence at the pencil and must stop above the heavy black line.  The teacher will stamp that paper.  
 writing paper.one.stop.portrait.doc  This paper has narrower lines and an opportunity for students to write four sentences.  Students must have a correct sentence before they can go to the next sentence.