This is a lengthy read but contains so much information on the writing process for elementary students. It is organized in a way that you can go directly to the particular aspect of writing that your students need to work on. This would be a great read before you start a new writing unit. It also has activities and lesson plans aligned to each chapter.
While this blog is geared toward elementary students, there is a great freebie that you can use to track your student's progress in the writing process. I would use this just as I use my color chart for behavior. Students can be responsible for moving their clip based on what phase of their writing they are in. This is a great way to stay organized and keep your kiddos on track!
This strategy guide from Read Write Think offers so many hands-on lessons and activities to implement when teaching the writing process. I really like that for each phase of the writing process there are extension activities for your students. At the bottom of the page, you can also find several lesson plans and printouts broken down by the writing skill and grade level!
This article really breaks down the knowledge that educators must have in order to make writing rigorous and meaningful. I would definitely print this article out and have it handy when you plan your writing lessons. I especially like the "what does this mean for teachers" sections as it provides tips and information for exactly what teachers should know when planning lessons.
When the options for writing activities are endless, it can often feel overwhelming to decide what the best lesson for your students is. This is a fantastic list of ideas that can be used for any grade level. Some of the ideas even incorporate other aspects of language arts like grammar and vocabulary.
Students can express knowledge of any class through writing. In math, they can write a paragraph explaining how to do a problem and get an answer or make word problems. In all classes, students can write a reflection of an assignment or reading.