I have been busy creating many writing tools for my daughter, and sharing them with you! I have been using a Try-It sheet with all three of my kids since they began writing, and used them back when I taught Kindergarten. I have never shared a printable on my blog until now!
How we use the Try-It Sheet
A young writer is often discouraged when words or sounds come up that s/he doesn’t know how to spell. Instead of spelling words for my daughter I encourage her to try the word first, writing any sounds she hears in the word. She then brings the paper to me and I show her the correct spelling. If time permits we discuss the sounds she got right, and learn from her mistakes. Sometimes it’s a quick pass back of the paper so writing can flow freely.
Below you can see a peek at her recent Try-It Sheet…
There’s also a basic early writing checklist in 2 formats. One with a space for checking off when editing a paper, and one without check boxes to display on a wall or in a writing notebook.