writing workshop

Setting Up Writing Partners for Success

We've all been there. Reading your own writing to somebody else can be scary. Even when I am teaching adults in writing institutes and graduate courses I often have to say, "Please don't cover up your writing and just summarize it; actually read your writing to your partner." Even then, there are always a few participants… Continue reading Setting Up Writing Partners for Success

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Beginning Procedures

I'm a believer in routine. When writing workshop is predictable everyone is able to work more efficiently. It takes several weeks to build the procedures necessary to create the culture of writing workshop. Over the past two weeks I've collected some footage of routines in primary classrooms. One of the important things about developing routines… Continue reading Beginning Procedures