Launching Our Writer’s Notebooks

This week we have started using our Writer’s Notebooks in class!

A Writer’s Notebook is a tool that is used to help students develop their writing skills.

This is how our Writer’s Notebooks work at Barwon Heads Primary School:

1. We generate ideas for writing on an Ideas Page. Ideas can be recorded at any opportunity.

2. We write short entries in our Writer’s Notebook to expand on our ideas.

3. Our entries can be about personal experiences, opinions and reactions.

4. We use our entries as a starting point to form the basis for our different writing pieces throughout the year.


All of the 3/4C students decorated their Writer’s Notebooks at home so they now represent the students’ individuality. They look fantastic!

Writer's Notebooks 1

Writer's Notebooks 2

Writer's Notebooks 3


What do you like writing about?

What did you record on your Ideas Page?

Do you have a favourite writing genre?

27 thoughts on “Launching Our Writer’s Notebooks

  1. Dear Miss Jordan,
    I really enjoyed decorating my writing book and somthing I learned was that some things need to be messy to be good.

    I love writing fiction narratives ( story books that are fake)

    On my ideas page there is a lot of dance stuff because I have had a lot of dance experience.

    I like writing because I shows who I am.

    From Jasmine

  2. Dear 3/4C
    I have been enjoying the swimming program .I like doing all the different types of strokes but my favourite one was the torpedo and freestyle.

    From Bruno

  3. Dear 3/4C,
    I think your blog is fantastic and you should know that. I like writing because you can be creative with your mind to come up with new things.
    From Zoe (in 4B)

  4. To 3/4C,
    I had a great start with writers notebook.
    All the writers notebooks look so colourful
    And full of pictures.
    Did you think they were colourful?
    From Mitch

  5. Hi everyone,
    I think doing writing in our writers notebook is lots of fun!!!!! My favourite thing to do in them is writing about my own experiences! I also like writing poetry!!!!! See you later.

  6. Hi miss Jordan and 3/4 how are you going???
    What I like about writing is making ideas.
    I recorded a lot I can’t even list them.
    My favourite writing is pome
    See you bye

  7. Hi 3/4C,
    I love writing picture story books for little kids
    With lots made up characters! We did lot of different sections in are ideas.
    From Pippi

  8. Dear 3/4C
    In 3/4C we have been writing ideas in our writers note book and today we wrote our very first entry but before we wrote our entry we spent a minute looking at our ideas page and picking an idea to write about.

  9. Dear miss Jordan
    I love to writers note book l could do it all day it’s really fun and easy to do I just love it. It’s my favourite subject at school
    from Leni

  10. Dear 3/4c,

    I really liked starting writing I can’t wait to write more entry’s. I think it’s going to be a great year for writing I also hope that I will improve on my writing skills. I hope everyone will enjoy writing.

    From banjo R

  11. Dear miss Jordan,
    I am really looking forward to doing our next entry in our writers workshop l love doing our writers workshop .

    By Kayla

  12. Dear 3/4C
    I loved decorating our writers note book although it take me a long time to cut and glue it on my writers note book. I also enjoed writing our ideas page and our first first entry it was a lot of fun.
    From Molly

  13. To New Year 4 Class

    Hello new year fours,I’m Ebony I was in Miss Jordan’s grade last year and now I’m in year five.

    It was very fun last year and now it’s your turn,
    Miss Jordan is a lovely teacher to have in year four.

  14. Hi miss Jordan and class 34C,
    I love writing because it shows who i am.
    Writing is one of my strengths. I love
    the writers notebooks and i think we should keep doing more entries and narratives.
    Best wishes , Charlotte

  15. Dear 3/4C,
    Writing is awesomely awesome.
    I love my front cover of my writers notebook because of all the monkeys.
    A few of my favourite genres are natives, information reports and poems.
    Hear are a few of my ideas, playing tennis, playing soccer and Luna park.
    From Monty.

  16. Dear 3/4c,
    I think the writers notebooks look awesome and there so bright and colourful.All of you must have spent a lot of time on them.

    I think that by the end of the year the writers notebooks will be full of great stories and moments from everyone’s lifetime adventures.I can’t wait to get back into the proper process of writing and I also can’t wait to start writing narratives,personal narratives,stories and all the rest of them.

    I hope you all love writing as much as I do.
    From Chloe

  17. Dear 3/4C
    The writers note books look amazing and everyone must have put a lot of efort into them, I cant wait to write more entry’s and read about entry’s everyone has wrote about. I cant wait to get into the writing progress and write a story.
    from Molly!

  18. Dear 3/4C,
    I think that all our writers notebooks look great, except mine got a little bit crumpled but I don’t care. My type of writing genre is information reports.
    From Ruby

  19. Dear miss Jordan
    I can’t wait for writing in my new writers notebook this year.Because l really like writing entries in my writes notebook .
    From kyan

  20. Dear Miss Jordan
    I have really been enjoying our start for our writers notbook.I really enjoy writing entries.Hope we have a great year,

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