Use these mats to help students form proper letter formations in a fun way. Use play dough snakes to form and trace the letters on the paper. (It is a good idea to laminate these first). Or, after laminating, have students use a think dry erase marker to trace the letters and words.
Looking for a way to divide up your interactive writer's notebook? Use this as a great way to organize your writers' work. Not all pieces begin as "big" pieces. Many begin as quick writes. Use this notebook organizer to help keep all the little works from getting lost in the shuffle. (My students used binders, but you could also use multiple subject notebooks as well or folders with dividers).