Today I’m sharing my fourth tip for differentiation during Writing Workshop. The Writing Workshop model is set-up as such – mini-lesson, time to write and confer, mid-workshop interruption, and sharing. The mid-workshop interruption provides another opportunity for differentiation for your class.
Mid-workshop interruption is where you interrupt your writers about halfway through their writing time to make a suggestion or share a tip/reminder. If you have the Units of Studies book, Lucy provides ideas for the mid-workshop interruption. If you don’t have it, you can create your own. Often I will reiterate the point of that days lesson, but I also will differentiate and share a tip or suggestion based on something I notice when I’m conferring that day. Again this is one more quick way to differentiate Writing Workshop to meet the needs of your class. I might use the interruption to remind students to re-read their writing for clarity, add details, or make sure they are staying focused on their topic or small moment.
Today’s tip was super quick. Check back on Thursday for a tip about differentiating with a word wall.
If you missed my past tips from the Differentiation in Writing Workshop series, click below…