Writer's Workshop

Putting the Pieces Together

Tips for a Successful Writer’s Workshop

1. Have a routine.

2. Know your standards and learning targets.

3. Model writing in front of students.

4. Start with a read-aloud.

5. Keep writing tools handy.

6. Keep a timer going…students write the whole time.

7. Allow for flexibility.

8. Incorporate peer feedback.

9. Give teacher feedback, too.

10.Keep inspiration handy.

11.When appropriate, give students a choice.

12.Host a celebration for writing.

13.Keep work to show growth.

14.Demonstrate your love of writing.

15.Have fun.

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