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  • 1. WRITING WORKSHOP 3/15/2012 ~THE BASICS~ Hilary Jacobsen & Becki Auger
  • 2. 3/15/2012“For me, writing isexploration; and most of thetime, Im surprised where thejourney takes me.”Jack Dann, Writer, Editor, Writing Teacher
  • 3. WHAT IS WRITING WORKSHOP? 3/15/2012 Writing Workshop is a framework for writinginstruction and practice in the classroom.
  • 4. NECESSARY FOUNDATIONS FOR THE WRITING WORKSHOP 3/15/2012“Writers do not write with words andconventions alone; writers write above all withmeaning. Children will invest themselvesmore in their writing if they are allowed-indeed, if they are taught- to select their owntopics and to write about subjects that areimportant to them.”~Lucy Calkins- A Guide to Writing Workshop Grades 3-5
  • 5. MY CORE BELIEFS ABOUT WRITING 3/15/2012Writers need: 1) Time 2) To separate composing from editing 3) Response 4) Responsibility~Ralph Fletcherhttp://www.ralphfletcher.com/teacher.html
  • 6. MY CORE BELIEFS ABOUT WRITING 3/15/2012Conditions for real writing: 1) Personal (choice) 2) Interpersonal (social) 3) Time/space to do quality work 4) Pay-off (purpose/feedback)~Ralph Fletcherhttp://www.ralphfletcher.com/teacher.html
  • 7. WRITING WORKSHOP 3/15/2012Students learn to write best when theywrite frequently, for extended periods oftime, on topics of their own choosing…
  • 8. COMPONENTS OF WRITING WORKSHOP(45-60 MINUTES TOTAL) 3/15/2012 Mini-Lesson (10 minutes) *One of the most important components and needs to be done daily
  • 9. COMPONENTS OF WRITING WORKSHOP(45-60 MINUTES TOTAL) 3/15/2012 Independent Writing/ Conferring (10-40 minutes) *One of the most important components and needs to be done daily
  • 10. COMPONENTS OF WRITING WORKSHOP(45-60 MINUTES TOTAL) 3/15/2012 Mid-Workshop Interruption (1-2 minutes) Review olderPrepare for mini-lessonpartnerships New mini-lesson Reinforce the mini-lesson Behavior management reminder
  • 11. COMPONENTS OF WRITING WORKSHOP(45-60 MINUTES TOTAL) 3/15/2012 Partnership(5-10 minutes)
  • 12. COMPONENTS OF WRITING WORKSHOP(45-60 MINUTES TOTAL) 3/15/2012 Share(10-15 minutes) *One of the most important components and needs to be done daily
  • 13. BENEFITS OF WRITING WORKSHOP 3/15/2012 Prioritizes writing instruction No wasted time Independence & motivation Differentiated instruction
  • 14. 3/15/2012 Writer’s WorkshopCommon 6 +1 Core Traits
  • 15. COMMON CORE 3/15/2012WRITING1. Narrative2. Informational/Explanatory3. Argument Common Core Writing Links: 6th, 7th, 8th
  • 16. 6 + 1 TRAITS 1. IDEAS 3/15/2012 2. ORGANIZATION 3. VOICE 4. WORD CHOICE 5. SENTENCE FLUENCY 6. CONVENTIONS +1: PRESENTATION
  • 17. 6 + 1 TRAITS ORGANIZATION 3/15/2012 CONVENTIONS IDEAS SENTENCE VOICE FLUENCY WORD CHOICE PRESENTATION
  • 18. 6 + 1 TRAITS VS. 5 STEPS OF WRITING PROCESS 3/15/2012 PRE-WRITING DRAFTING REVISING EDITING PUBLISHINGIdeas Ideas Ideas Conventions VoiceOrganization Organization Organization Presentation Voice Voice Word Choice Sentence Fluency
  • 19. 6 + 1 TRAITS Focused 3/15/2012 Main Idea IDEAS Support Details Sensory Details
  • 20. 6 + 1 TRAITS Lead 3/15/2012ORGANIZATION Transitions Conclusion
  • 21. 6 + 1 TRAITS Dialogue 3/15/2012 VOICE Author’s Purpose Audience
  • 22. 6 + 1 TRAITS Strong Verbs 3/15/2012 WORD Figurative CHOICE Language Word Funeral
  • 23. 6 + 1 TRAITS Sentence Length 3/15/2012 SENTENCE FLUENCY Flow Sentence Beginnings
  • 24. 6 + 1 TRAITS Paragraphing 3/15/2012 Subject/Verb CONVENTIONS Agreement Commas Common Core Language Links: 6th, 7th, 8th
  • 25. 6 + 1 TRAITS 3/15/2012 Collaborate in Many Discussions Acknowledge +1 Information PRESENTATION Discussed By Others. Integrate Multimedia Common Core Speaking and Listening Links: 6th, 7th, 8th
  • 26. Websites That PromotePresentation/Collaboration Secure Classroom Websites:http://moodle.lcisd.k12.mi.ushttp://www.edmodo.com Online Posters To Share Writing:http://www.glogster.edu Reluctant Speakers:http://www.voki.com Virtual Books:http://www.kerpoof.comhttp://www.tikatok.com
  • 27. RESOURCES 3/15/2012 Units of Study for Teaching Writing by Lucy Calkins A Curricular Plan for the Writing Workshop (available on the h share) MAISA units created by Oakland Schools http://gomaisa.org/ela-ccrs-materials A Quick Guide to Reviving Disengaged Writers, 5-8 by Christopher Lehman, Edited by Lucy Calkins, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University
  • 28. VALUABLE WEBSITES 3/15/2012 Lucy Calkins and Colleagues: From the Reading and Writing Project http://www.unitsofstudy.com/ The Reading and Writing Project http://tc.readingandwritingproject.com/ Write More, Grade Less by Mike Schmoker- http://mikeschmoker.com/write-more.html