The fact is, just like athletes that show up to the first day of practice, writers bring different skill sets. Some arrive to middle school not knowing where to put a period, while others already know how paint vivid pictures with words that knock our socks off. How do we plan for such a wide variety of writers?
Our blog series on writing workshop fundamentals continues through the weekend. Take a look at how you can benefit from incorporating small groups into your daily writing workshop routine.
Over the years, my chartbook has evolved. Here are some of the latest pages.
Whenever I pull a small group for a lesson, there are some important guidelines I try to remember and follow.
Small group instruction is a powerful way to reach and teach more students in your classroom!
A strong active engagement, and a routine for informally assessing student work during the minilesson can give you the tools you need to be sure that no student leaves the meeting area completely confused.