No? Are you sure? Because this happens to me all. the. time.
So I started creating my own charts after I saw some on different blogs and in Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop books. But, again, when I copied someone else's words, I kept forgetting to use the same words as those on the charts. "Where's your Hook the Reader?" I'd ask a child. Then I'd glance at the chart and say, "I mean Enticing Lead!" or whatever. It's confusing and not very good teaching.
One day I found a picture of a chart on Pinterest. When I clicked on it, the pin took me to this book.
I did a little research and found out that a couple of teacher bloggers whom I trust and admire really liked the book. So I ordered it. I also started following their blog at Chart Chums.
Now, I'm all about dat chart...not kidding. I can't stop writing up charts alongside my kids as I teach and then referring to them constantly. I sound like a broken record to anyone else, but my kids are getting it in a way they never did before.
Today I added smaller charts to make it more portable for them. They each have these in their writing folders during our opinion writing unit.
I think the premise is that it is hard to learn how to be a good writer if everything you do is supposed to be completely original. You need some guidelines so that your material is what you think about. This is what I need as a writer too. My students are now talking about their work like pros. They discuss their reasons. They tell other writers that they used an opinion where it should have been a reason. They tell their writing pals that a better hook is necessary. It's a true writing workshop every morning. I'm so inspired that some days I just sit down and get my own writing accomplished alongside these true writers.