Every Day is a New Story
Beliefs about 5th Grade Writing
Everyone has a Story
"Mrs. Preston! Guess what!"
Each child has at least one, but more than likely, a host of anecdotes to share. Writing is simply the communication of these ideas with the written word. My jobs as a teacher of writing workshop is to encourage kids to become passionate storytellers through their writing and to give them the tools they need for independent creators of quality work. To do this, we have a carefully designed, research-based curriculum and a framework for our time together as learners.
Lots of Feedback
Writer's workshop gives kids the opportunity not only to share with their teacher, but also with their peers, one-on-one and in groups.
Write, Write, Write!
We will build up our stamina for writing, because that persistence is what makes a huge difference in our development.
It is important that students have a trusting relationship with their teacher and other students, and that we support each other and feel free to take risks. It is hard to bare your heart and mind on the page, so we do a lot of community building.