If your writing workshop has felt squeezed for time, then NOW is the time to chat with your grade-level colleagues or administrator about allocating more instructional time for the teaching of writing.
Time is a precious commodity in elementary schools. Making the time for a daily writing workshop often means that something else has to get short shrift. However, sometimes, the time for writing workshop gets cut by five or ten minutes. Here are several suggestions for what you can do if writing time gets cut.
As the school year approaches and we are knee deep in planning our schedules it seems a good time to keep this (previsously run) post in your mind. What do you believe about writing? How will this be reflected in your schedule? Your schedule can tell your students what you value. We would never… Continue reading Protecting Student Writing Time
In this post, I share several examples of daily schedules, along with links to other resources.