Writing Workshop is one of our favorite times of the day! Our workshop begins with a mini lesson that focuses on something that good writer's do. Often we read a book that models what we are learning about. Sometimes we do an interactive write or group editing. After every mini lesson, writer's get to write. Writer's choose their own topics, making their writing more meaningful. The format includes think time, write time, peer conferencing, editing, and sharing.
During writer's workshop, students learn to write by writing. The more children write about what really matters to them, the greater their chance of growing into independent thinkers.