Review: Writing Offices on Teachers Pay Teachers

The Writing Offices document is a free download available on Teachers Pay Teachers. The packet is a mini booklet meant to support younger and intermediate writers with their creative writing. It’s a resource – not an instructional tool, a lesson plan, or guided activity.

Writing Office uses a manila folder to create a tri-fold “office” onto which the content can be cut out and pasted. The content itself includes tables to remind students of capitalization and punctuation rules, a guide to sentence structure, synonyms for three commonly used words, and a way to create pockets from which students can draw elements of a story prompt.

The packet itself is cute and easy to read, and it would likely serve as a good tool to help young writers along in their writing. The major benefit to having materials like this in the classroom or writing workshop is the ability students gain to answer a few of their own questions. This in turn frees the teacher up to take care of other issues in the classroom or assist other students without interruption – or at least with fewer interruptions.

Teachers with a keen eye for formatting and a little spare time might opt to refer to this booklet and then generate their own versions to eliminate some technical inconsistencies and a redundancy or two, but all in all this is potentially a very handy booklet that would help writers become a little more self-sufficient in the classroom.

You can download your own copy of Writing Offices here.

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Written by Bryan Cohen

Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on and Facebook.
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