Audience: Grades K-8

Length: Full Day Workshop


The writer’s workshop advocates a fundamental framework: we should think of students as writers who read and compose daily. This model encourages flexibility and differentiation in product, processes, content, and environment.

Conferring with students is the vehicle for differentiation.  Studying mentor texts together, playing and practicing with language, sharing and discussing, and revising are the components of a viable writing program. Teachers are coaching students with praise, encouragement and formative feedback.

Teachers will learn:

  • The architecture of a mini-lesson
  • How to develop their literacy block
  • How to create a writing workshop environment
  • Strategies to use during mini-lessons
  • The purpose and uses for a writer’s notebook
  • Assessing student writing for further strategy lessons
  • How to facilitate a guided/strategy writing lesson
  • How to model using a mentor text