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    • Superintendent’s Conference Day The Writer’s Workshop: Creating Accomplished Writers
    • Please Respond:
      • Of all the things I could do to help my students as writers, learners, and people, what might be the most important?
      • From :
      • The Art of Teaching Writing by: Lucy Calkins (1994)
    • Some Background Information 2008 Grade 6 ELA Results (295 students) Current 7 th Graders 21 (7%) 207 (70%) 54 (22%) 3 (1%) Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 2008 Grade 5 ELA Results (284 students) Current 6 th Graders 15 (5.1%) 232 (82.6%) 35 (11.5%) 2 (.8%) Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1
    • More Background Information 260 (66%) 316 (80%) 295 (77%) Total Number of tested students and percentage of those students who scored at a level 3 or above (2008 ELA) 130 (72%) 174 (86%) 139 (81%) Girls 130 (60%) 142 (75%) 156 (74%) Boys Grade 8 Grade 7 Grade 6
    • Elements of a Writing Workshop
      • Writer’s Talk (optional)
      • Minilesson
      • Independent Writing/Conferring
      • Evaluation - Share Writing
    • Writer’s Talk
      • Gives background information about an author
      • Focus on author’s thoughts/ideas about writing
      • Read a short excerpt from an author’s work
      • Give students a quote from the author
    • Minilesson
      • Focus on one aspect of writing instruction (guidelines, writer’s craft, conventions)
      • Lessons are 7-12 minutes in duration
      • Objective should state what writers do and why they do it
      • Example : Writers _____ in order to _________.
    • Independent Work Time
      • Students write independently based on the day’s minlesson
      • Students can work on a new piece of writing or revise a previously written piece
      • Teacher takes time to confer with student writers
    • Evaluation/Share
      • Vital to the success of a writing workshop
      • Gives students the opportunity to share their writing with their peers
      • Allows students to hear other ideas
      • Allows the teacher to assess the level of lesson comprehension
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    • Roles Within the Workshop
      • Teacher
      • Writer’s Talk
      • Facilitate minilesson
      • Share your own writing and ideas
      • Confer w/ students
      • Provide materials
      • Gather print resources
      • Student
      • Explore ideas
      • Participate in minilessons
      • Select Topics
      • Confer w/ teacher
      • Share writing
      • Give/Use feedback
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    • What should they write?
      • Please refer to pg. 76 of your packet
      • Sample “Map of Writing”
      • With your team, list what genres you believe are essential and appropriate for sixth graders to work on
      • -consider what you have done in the past
      • -consider what the NYS ELA requires students to understand
    • What should they write?
      • In cross-team groups, compare your genre lists and try to come up with a consensus “writing map” of genres for sixth grade.
    • Where to go from Here
      • In your packets :
      • Page 68: Management Lesson Ideas
      • Page 70: Conventions Lesson Ideas
      • Page 72-73: Craft Lesson Ideas
    • Reflection
      • Please respond to the following questions :
      • What is one thing discussed today that might affect change in your classroom?
      • What is one thing we talked about today that you still have questions about? Is there anything discussed today that you have concerns about? Why?
      • Thank you for your attention!!