Wednesday, August 1, 2018

MzT's Writer's Workshop

Our class will have a Writer's Workshop at least once each week. The students will choose the focus of the mini-lesson, such as paragraphing, topic sentence, punctuation, grammar, usage, sentence structure, main idea, etc. The writing teams will collaborate on improving their writing using the writing process.

The four main components of writing workshop are the mini-lesson, status of the class, writing/conferring time, and sharing. There is not a prescribed time limit for each component, rather they are meant to be flexible and determined by students’ needs on any given day. 

Students will also develop rubrics for various types of writing directives and writing specifics are identified as they write. Students will refer to The Six Traits of Writing

The students will collaborate and incorporate their writing knowledge as their work with their team. Practical time spent together writing eliminates writer's anxiety and improves writing fluency.

The teacher will provide mini-conferences to help and encourage students in their writing. 

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