In August 2017, my colleagues and I wrote about the fundamentals of writing workshop. We each took a topic, an aspect about workshop instruction that we feel passionate about, and we wrote about it. A few months later, we’ve created a follow-up series, pushing beyond just the fundamentals.
- Beth opened the series with a post about how to differentiate your curriculum and help your students understand the transference between writing and other subject areas.
- On Tuesday, Deb shared ways to involve your students in the classroom environment.
- On Wednesday, Stacey wrote about infusing inquiry minilessons into your repertoire.
- Lanny’s Thursday post helps us all take conferring to the next level.
- On Friday, Betsy discussed student-led and self-selected small group work.
- On Saturday, Kathleen wrote about how student-written mentor texts honor all student voices.
- Finally, on Sunday, I wrote about volume and stamina so that you can envision new ways to have your students use independent writing time.
Tonight, February 12, we will host a twitterchat at 8:30 EST at #twtblog to discuss these topics. We hope many of you will join us as we learn from each other.
I’m happy to report that Maribeth Batcho is the winner of the copy of Back and Forth: Using an Editor’s Mindset to Improve Student Writing by Lee Heffernan. Thanks to Heinemann Publishers for donating this great book!