I have found that it helps students so much to have a special place to keep their writing! Then they always know where to look for their cutest writing projects. (Well - most will ;))
Writing Folders are also a great aid in helping your students take responsibility for their writing and organizing it.
Additionally, I love to look through their writing,
so I have them turn them into me occasionally.
Writing our weekly goals down has been a game-changer in my classroom!
They love checking off those goals - some weeks I give them stickers to put there.
(Everything goes better with stickers!)
I have my students fill this in on Mondays,
so they can see what their goals are for the week.
Some Writing Goals Suggestions:
> Powerful Sentences
> Journal Entries
> Respond to Literature
> Current Paragraph Goal