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Instructional Resources for Writing Workshop

One of our goals this year at both buildings is the implementation of the Units of Study writing program. This week I've gathered just a few blog posts that you may want to check out related to writing workshop. As you prepare to launch your units, you will want to find a special spot in your room to display the anchor charts for your lessons. I'm here to learn with you as we begin working with our new writing program!

I'm also sharing a few of my new favorite picture books! Let me know if you would like to check them out!

Happy Writing,


Writing Workshop Units of Study

Take a minute to read this great interview with Lucy Calkins and Mary Ehrenworth: "Remodeling the Workshop: Lucy Calkins on Writing Instruction Today". I'm excited to see Mary Ehrenworth next Monday at a conference in Orono. I hope to bring back lots of ideas for our work with Units of Study!

New Favorite Books

Two Writing Teachers Top Blog Posts

Ideas for Planning Small Group Instruction - Great ideas for organizing small groups during writing workshop! I know the lessons include a small group component, so I think this blog post would be helpful to everyone!

Setting Up Writing Partnerships - Check out this post for great tips on setting up successful writing partnerships for the year!

Stamina In Our Youngest Writers - This blog post shares examples of writing in PreK and describes increasing stamina over time. The bottom line is that kids can build stamina over time!

Getting to Know Writers - Check out the anchor charts you can make with your students!

For more blog posts about writing workshop, I highly recommend the Two Writing Teachers blog. You may want to bookmark the site and check it out when you have time. Enjoy!

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I love this picture I saw on Twitter from Stacey Riedmiller's classroom! There are so many anchor charts in our Units of Study. I love the way she uses a portion of her wall space just for writing workshop!
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Shelly Moody

Instructional Coach, K-5

Atwood Primary School

Williams Elementary School