Benefits of writing Being a “good” writer Writing more = improved, deeper writing Better writer= better thinker
Do you ever struggle with ideas? 1. Writing can be complex! Lots of ideas swirling in our heads We tend to summarize Ex: “The trip was fun.” 2. We think faster than we can write 3. You don’t write for yourself Who do you write for?
Writing Class vs. Writing Workshop All students work on the same prompt Focus is on the finished product Work outside of class Product is the goal Students have a choice of what they write Focus on the process Most work done in class Practice is the goal
How it works During the time you have to write each assignment you will get… Examples of the type of writing Mini lessons from the teacher Independent work time A preliminary grade Conference time