Constructing a paragraph correctly is one thing. Making the content of the paragraph to a higher standard is yet another
thing. This 5/6-‐day writer’s workshop intends to work on both factors, with the outcome at the end of the week, being a confident and more articulate young writer. I have planned for
6 days; however, you can condense it into one school week or stretch it out for longer as you see necessary for your group of students. Differentiation strategies are highlighted for your convenience. The fact that we will throw in a whole host of fun activities will definitely put us in line for the funnest teacher award!
CCSS: LANGUAGE -‐ Grades 3 and 4
Text Types and Purpose:
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
Provide a concluding statement or section
Production and Distribution of Writing
5. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.