Our Writing Workshop officially kicked off last Wednesday. Students have done several other writing assignments, but it was exciting to start the Writing Workshop (WW) routine. I have to say, I am very impressed already with students' writing. Everyone seems enthusiastic about writing and eager to get their thoughts and ideas onto paper! The WW begins with a mini-lesson, then students have independent writing time which will include a one-to-one conference with a teacher as often as possible (at least once per week). After writing time, students meet in a sharing circle to share about our writing in some way. The sharing circle can take many forms, which I will describe in future blog posts.
|Students were not finished with their pieces in this photo, but they were happy to show their progress!|