Teaching writing is an art unto itself. Many teachers have found the most effective model for writing instruction is to create a workshop setting. This way, students can work at their own appropriate pace and the teacher can have time to conference with students individually, or in small groups to give the young writers the attention and instruction they need.
Follow these steps to turn your classroom into a high functioning writing workshop:
Here are some prime examples of mini-lessons to teach at the beginning of your writer’s workshops:
- Opening With a Hook
- Transition Sentences
- Crafting Perfect Thesis Statements
- Adding Details
- Closing With a Punch
- Word Choice
- Comma Usage
- Parts of Speech
What are some components of your writing workshops? We’d love to hear what you’ve done to help your students reach their writing goals.