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1 Family Literacy Night Cristin Pozniak & Beth Votroubek Rosa Lee Carter Elementary April 3, 2014

2   Writer’s Workshop is a framework for daily writing instruction and practice in the classroom. What is Writer’s Workshop?

3   Mini lesson 5-10 minutes  Independent writing minutes  Conferencing (during independent writing)  Sharing 5-10 minutes Components of Writer’s Workshop

4   Mini lessons are short lessons about a specific writing element, procedure or skill.  Books to introduce/model skills  Teacher modeling/writing  Authors as mentors What are Mini Lessons?

5   Children choose topics they write about  Children are working at their level.  Teacher acts as facilitator – circulating around the room helping when needed. Independent Writing time

6   During independent writing time students are able to:  Add to the words  Add to the pictures  Start a new piece “When you’re done you’ve just begun.”

7  Student Guided Writing Writer’s Workshop  Students are working on self chosen topics.  Students are able to work on more than one piece of writing at a time.  Students are able to choose a favorite piece to share. Prompt Writing  Students are writing about a topic someone else has chosen.  Students cannot move onto another piece of writing until piece is completed.  Student work is largely for teacher’s eyes only.

8   Student meets with teacher to discuss skills/elements/techniques specific to child.  Student receives feedback about his/her specific piece of writing.  Students meet with their writing partners to get feedback and encouragement. Writing Conferences

9 “Teach the writer and not the writing. Our decisions must be guided by what might help this writer rather than what might help this writing.” ~ Lucy Calkins

10   Students are given the opportunity to share their writing.  Allows writers to learn from each other and see models of good writing.  Helps with oral language development. Sharing Time

11   Heart Map/Topic List  Story maps and planners  Quick Words Book  “Go” Writing  “Stopped” Writing  Editing and Revising Checklists Writer’s Workshop Folders

12   Narrative writing: Small Moments  Nonfiction writing: How-To books, All About books, Question & Answer books  Opinion writing: Persuasive Letters, Book Reviews, In My Opinion…  Fiction writing: Fairytales, Imaginative Stories, Realistic Fiction  Additional Units- Pattern Books, Poetry, Author Studies What will you see?

13   Create a writing space  Have writing supplies on hand:  Writing paper: premade books, plain paper, journals, note pads, and notebooks  Writing tools: pencils, crayons, erasers, stapler, and colored pencils  Involve your child with your writing tasks:  Lists: grocery, to-do, etc.  Letters, s, cards How can you help your child at home?

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