Writer's Workshop

Writer's Workshop


Writer's Workshop, similar to Reader's Workshop, is a way of teaching writing using a workshop method.  Students have the opportunity to write in a variety of genres, and teachers have the ability to gear their instruction to the specific needs and strengths of individual students.  This helps to foster a love of writing. 


What does Writer's Workshop look like? 


10 minutes - a minilesson describing a skill, strategy or something to work on that day


30 to 60 minutes - independent writing, conferring, guided writing


5 to 10 minutes - sharing 


Writing Resources


Finding a Reliable Website

Using Online Sources

Citing Sources


Debating/Argument Writing

Note-Taking Skills



Showing, Not Telling (Facts)

Strengthening Sentences