Watch teachers show how they use "Writing Buddies" as a way for their students to help each other brainstorm and revise. Writing Buddies learn how to ask one another questions to think about ways to improve their writing. To learn more about implementing Writing Buddies in the Writer's Workshop, view the related sample materials.
As part of the Writer's Workshop model, teachers conference with individual students as they share their writing at different stages of the writing process. This sample material gives some ideas for specific areas in which teachers can evaluate student progress in their writing and discuss ideas for revision with their students.
This recommended practice focuses on providing instruction on foundational writing skills, such as handwriting, spelling, sentence construction, typing, and word processing. This presentation describes how to help students become fluent in these foundational skills, allowing them to focus more on developing and communicating their ideas.
This recommended practice focuses on the importance of designating daily time for writing instruction to ensure sufficient practice of writing skills. This presentation outlines key considerations in allocating daily time for writing instruction and integrating writing across the curriculum.
SOURCE: Doing What Works
Teachers describe what writing instruction and practice time looks like in their classrooms. Teachers at this school hold a Writer's Workshop every day. This is an example of how writer's workshop is structured in one school.
FEATURING: Angela Sorrell & Beth Scott, Fall Creek Elementary School (NC)