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The Writer's Workshop

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Jennifer Calhoun

on 8 December 2013

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The Writing Workshop
Writing Time
Share Time

I Choose C!
Why We Need Common Core
Mini-Lesson... 10 minutes
Focus could be:
Mentor Texts
Writer's Process
Qualities of Good Writing
Editing Skills

Writing Time... 45 minutes
During this time students are:
Writer's Process
Be present as a reader
Understand the writer
Follow the student's energy
Build of strengths
Teach one thing
Anecdotal notes
Overview of Writer's Workshop
Writing Time
Share Time
Share Time
Share Time... 5 minutes
Think, Pair, Share
Teacher coaches students how to give and receive responses to each others writing
"Tag, You're It!"

The teacher...
Provides background experiences so that students have knowledge to write about the topic
Defines the writing project clearly and specifies how it will be assessed
Provides opportunities for students to engage in idea gathering and organizing activities

The student...
Write on topics based on their own experiences
Students identify the purpose of the writing activity
Students identify the audience to whom they will write

The teacher...
The student...
Students write a rough draft
Emphasize content rather than mechanics
Provides support, encouragement, and feedback
Emphasizes content over mechanics
Models for students how to draft

The teacher...
The student...
Shares their writing in groups
Participates in discussions about classmates' writing
Makes changes in their compositions to reflect comments of both teacher and classmates
Organizes writing groups
Teaches students how to function in writing groups
Provides feedback about the content of writing and makes suggestions for revisions
Encourages students to cycle back to prewriting or drafting

The teacher...
The student...
Proofreads their own compositions
Help proofread classmates' compositions
Identifies and corrects their own mechanical errors
Teaches students how to edit with partners
Prepares editing checklist for students
Assists students in locating and correcting mechanical errors
Diagnoses students' errors and provides appropriate instruction

The teacher...
The student...
Publish their writing in an appropriate form
Share their finished writing with an appropriate audience (Author's Chair)
Arranges for genuine audiences for student writing
Does not serve only as a judge when receiving student writing
Examples of Prewriting
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Examples of Drafting

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Revising vs. Editing

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Publishing the Writing

K-2 December/January Mini-Lessons

Retrieved from the DCS Writing Pacing Guides
3-5 December/January Mini-Lessons

Retrieved from the DCS Writing Pacing Guides
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
1st Grade
2nd Grade
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Overview of K-5 Writing Instructional Guides
Retrieved from DCS Teacher Guidebook
Ultimately, your standards, assessment data, and the needs of the students in your classroom should drive your instruction.
Planning phase of the writing process, when students brainstorm, research, and gather ideas, often using diagrams for mapping out their thoughts.
Prewriting Mini-Lessons

Reading a mentor text and using a graphic organizer to collect thoughts
Brainstorming a list of ideas and picking the most important one
Making a movie in your mind

Students create their initial composition by writing down all their ideas in an organized way to convey a particular idea or present an argument. Audience and purpose need to be finalized.
Drafting Mini-Lessons

Say each sentence out loud before your write it
Rereading each sentence you write before moving on
Rereading a series of words as you are writing a sentence

Students review, modify, and reorganize their work by rearranging, adding or deleting content, and by making the tone, style, and content appropriate for the intended audience.
Revising Mini-Lessons

How to make it sound better...you revise with your ears
How to choose what needs to be revised
Rereading out loud helps us catch our mistakes
Using a revising checklist
Thinking like a reader (What would a reader want to know?)
Using post-its to write revisions
Using your pictures to help you think of written details to add
Using a thesaurus

Writers proofread and correct errors in grammar and mechanics, and edit to to improve style and clarity. Having another writer's feedback in this stage is helpful.
Editing Mini-Lessons

How to make it look better...you edit with your eyes
Checking your writing for understanding
Using an editors checklist
Watching for run-on sentences
Using a dictionary
Peer editors

The final writing is shared with the group. Sharing can be accomplished in a variety of ways.
Publishing Mini-Lessons

How to choose what to publish
Selecting a title
Making a cover page
Making an "About the Author" page

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Why We Need Common Core-I Choose C

Retrieved from www.tecahertube.com
adapted from Writer's Workshop by Julia Schoonver

Readers and Writers' Project

By: Lucy Caulkins

A Day in the Life of our Writing Workshop

Retrieved from www.youtube.com

Wondrous Words

By: Katie Wood Ray

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Why Use Mentor Text?
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What is a Mentor Study?
Become familiar with a few books
Study book for craft examples
Decide WHAT the author did
Consider WHY the author used that
Name craft and try it in your own writing
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Interact with
the text first
as a
then through
the eyes of
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The Power of Author's as Mentors
Study the author's craft
How did he/she use this craft and why?
What other authors/text do I know use this same craft?
Could I try that in my own writing?
Will it make my writing better?
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Craft Chart
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Cursive Handwriting
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Back to Basics
Back to Basics
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