Implementing Writer's Workshop in the Classroom

          Four years ago I began using something called Writer's Workshop in my classroom.  I wasn't exactly sure what it was, but it was a huge buzzword around the school and county I teach in.  I thought, why not?  I spent the next year bumbling through Writer's Notebook, the Writing Process and the overall organization of this mysterious "workshop."  I had no idea what I was doing!

          The next summer I took a two week course given by my county called  Writer's Workshop and my eyes were opened!  I saw the (oops!) error of my ways the past year and had an entire new outlook on the teaching of writing.  The next year was an eye opener. 

            Although I do not follow the Writer's Workshop exactly, I have found a method to the madness that suites my teaching style.  I am still tweaking and changing each year, but every year I have been pleased with how the students grow as writers.

          Please click on the links below to see how I run my version of Writer's Workshop.

I found this amazing link from a teacher in California.  It should give you some wonderful ideas for readers AND writers workshop!

I hope this information is helpful. 

Please email me for any questions or comments.

 

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