We are trying something new in our memoir unit this year: flash drafting our way to a “best first draft”. The main reason for this is that for as long … Continue Reading Flash drafting our way to a “best first draft”.
When students move from their notebook to draft, I encourage them to write their best first draft. (Click here to see other posts I’ve written about best first drafts.) Something … Continue Reading Best First Draft
We’ve curated some of our top ‘Back to School’ posts to help you plan and launch your writing workshop.
I’ve culled the TWT archives for posts you might want to read during the first month of the school year.
It was one of those days where writing workshop just felt good. Here’s a little recap of the highlights. First thing this morning, I implemented the things I’m learning from … Continue Reading It Feels Good…
If you are a regular reader, you know a lot of my thinking lately has been about writing process, and specifically nudging third grade writers into more traditional drafts. Today’s … Continue Reading Drafting
Today I found myself understanding the writing process more deeply. Primary writers work through the writing process by layering each phase on a single copy of their writing. They plan … Continue Reading Taking Time to Reflect Leads to More Accurate Teaching Decisions
When I was first learning about Writing Workshop, it was difficult for me to wrap my head around the process each student would be going through. I spent a lot … Continue Reading First Draft Writing