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Writing Workshop Presentation Onilne Version
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Writing Workshop Presentation Onilne Version
Writing Workshop Presentation Onilne Version
Writing Workshop Presentation Onilne Version
Writing Workshop Presentation Onilne Version
Writing Workshop Presentation Onilne Version
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    • 1. Writing Workshop: What is it and how do I begin? Erin Winter St. John Lutheran School, Ellisville MO
    • 2. What does research say about writing? <ul><li>Emergent writers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing is a social process and is learned through interacting with their peers and modeling from their teachers (Mayer, 2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing develops in non-linear ways and takes multiple forms before becoming conventional (NCTE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language is learned best when done for meaningful purposes (NCTE) </li></ul></ul>
    • 3. What does the research say? <ul><li>Intermediate and middle school writers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality instruction reflects what the students know and builds upon this (NCTE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing is a social activity and should be embedded in social contexts (NCTE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grammar lessons are most successfully taught within the context of meaningful writing (NCTE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writers can learn from specific mentoring from teachers and authors (NCTE) </li></ul></ul>
    • 4. So then…what is writer’s workshop? <ul><li>In the workshop, children write about what is alive and vital and real for them – and other writers in the room listen and extend and guide, laugh and cry and marvel. </li></ul><ul><li>-- Lucy Calkins, The Art of Teaching Writing </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a framework in which to teach, model, and scaffold students in their writing. </li></ul>
    • 5. How does writing workshop work? <ul><li>Basic framework </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mini-lesson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10 minutes or less </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing time/Conferring time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Choose an age appropriate length of time; build up to a longer time as the year progresses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Depends on how you structure it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing work </li></ul></ul>
    • 6. What does it look like in a classroom? <ul><li>Let’s do it! </li></ul>
    • 7. Assessments <ul><li>Rubrics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Look for appropriate content and level of rubric </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Date pieces, have variety of writing, encourage students to choose what is in their portfolio </li></ul></ul>
    • 8. Sample Rubric from an intermediate classroom
    • 9. What can I do now? Especially since starting a writing workshop seems overwhelming…. <ul><li>Use a mini-lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Write with your students, let them see what goes on in your head…shared writing </li></ul><ul><li>Use journals to capture things that are important to students </li></ul><ul><li>Institute a sharing time for writers </li></ul><ul><li>Other ideas? Quick write them down before you forget!  </li></ul>
    • 10. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website http://ewinter.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Here I have a list of online resources as well as the power point presentation. </li></ul>
    • 11. References <ul><li>Calkin, L. The Art of Teaching Writing. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>Mayer, K. “Emerging Knowledge about Emerging Writing.” Young Children Jan. 2007: 34-40. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Writing in the Early Grades, K-2.” NCTE 5 November 2008. http://www.ncte.org/prog/writing/research/113328.htm </li></ul><ul><li>“ Writing in the Intermediate Grades, 3-5.” NCTE 5 November 2008. http://www.ncte.org/prog/writing/research/115617.htm </li></ul><ul><li>“ Writing in the Middle Grades, 6-8.” NCTE 5 November 2008. http://www.ncte.org/prog/writing/research/113177.htm </li></ul>

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