Writing Workshop is a wonderful way to teach writing in your classroom. My favorite part about it is the focus is on kids actually writing and the majority of the lesson is focused on that. I’ve written a number of blog posts about how I set up Writing Workshop and I wanted to share them with you in one place!
Writing Workshop Blog Posts
- Why Writing Workshop – This post explains some of the positive benefits of using the workshop model for writing in your classroom.
- Set-Up – Set-up is made easier with these ideas and tips! Includes a few different ways you could set-up the materials for writer’s workshop in your classroom.
- Format – The workshop has a very consistent format. Each workshop time includes: mini-lesson, time for kids to write, conferencing, and share.
- Mini-Lessons – Ideas for different mini-lessons you could use during writer’s workshop. Also includes a FREE planning page.
- Teaching Editing – Editing is easier for students with these ideas! Also see the FREE checklist for editing at the bottom of this post.
- Publishing – This is always my students favorite part of the process! They love publishing their pieces and sharing them with the class.
- Spotlight Bulletin Board – Check out this post to see how I spotlight student writing based on our specific mini-lesson skills.
- Conference Schedule – Conferring with students is so much easier if you have a schedule to go by!
FREE Writing Checklists
To make your life easier I have a FREE set of writing checklists for your students to use! These are geared towards the primary grades and include 8 different checklists – so you’ll be able to differentiate based on what you’re teaching and your students’ needs. Grab your writing checklists HERE.