“In writing workshops, teachers invite children to do all
the things a writer really does: research, explore, collect,
interview, talk, read, stare off into space, co-author, and
yes, prewrite, draft, revise, edit and publish.”
–Katie Wood Ray
Why Writer’s Workshop?
Writer’s workshop is a method of teaching writing that…
Allows students to write in a variety of genres.
Gives students opportunities to practice writing.
Allows student’s to express themselves through writing!
Exposes students to the organization and thought required to create a
story or write about a topic.
Helps foster a love for writing!
Create separate gathering area for
Student writing folders
• Tubes/crates of text
• Books relevant to the genre
Characteristics of Good writing
Steps of the Writing process
Writer’s Workshop: teacher tips!
O Create an inviting area where writing materials and
baskets can easily be stored and accessible to students.
O Stock up on extra supplies!
O Have writing folders with students' names on them to
house writing resources, rough drafts, and final copies.
O Provide for each student a composition notebook to
develop into a writer's notebook.
O Establish "writing territories" (place where children write