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

Clauses

Debating/Argument Writing

Note-Taking Skills

Paraphrasing

Plagiarism

Showing, Not Telling (Facts)

Strengthening Sentences