I am very passionate about having a writing workshop in the classroom and feel it is necessary to set aside at least 30-45 minutes each day for a writing workshop. Let me explain why a writing workshop is needed in your classroom.
Giving students time to write isn’t the same as teaching them to write.
Not sure what you should be teaching during these mini lessons?
Writing workshop provides differentiation.
So, you can give a one-size-fits-all mini lesson and then meet your students where they are at to give them the perfect fit lesson. Best of both worlds!
This is where you get huge growth! Just like reading and math, writing instruction needs to be differentiated to meet your students’ needs. A writing workshop is the best way to provide that differentiation.
Writing workshop encourages a love for writing.
Writing workshop makes lesson prep easier.
Just print and teach. I wanted it to be THAT easy for you, because honestly, I would have killed for the simplicity in my early years of teaching writing. Heck, I would have given up chocolate, tacos, and soda just to get my hands on these materials during those dark years!
Have a Not So Wimpy day,