Because of my love for the life planner, this year I decided to go with the Erin Condren Teacher Planner and I'm patiently waiting for that pretty box to arrive any day now! I will use that teacher planner for my weekly lesson plans, etc.
I also like to plan out my specific units and lessons another way for Writer's Workshop. I actually have a binder for each writing unit I teach. On the inside of each binder, I have my unit of study monthly plan where I map out each month's unit along with samples, rubrics, and more! I love having my lesson plans in these unit folders in addition to my other teacher's planner because I can find them easier from year to year, rather than having to try and remember my plans for introducing each unit.
I'm going to post those templates and a detailed look at these binders in another post soon. Until then, you can grab the planning binder covers for free for each of the writing units! Just click below and be sure to check out all of the other lesson planner ideas over at The Teacher's Chair!