Many teachers ask me how I get my students to write. What’s my secret? How do I fit it into the already jam-packed school day? It’s all about having the right resources, tools and knowing how to organize and manage Writer’s Workshop in any classroom. I don’t know about you but I haven’t had any formal training or professional development in writing so I had to do some learning for myself and find the tools and resources I needed for my students to be successful. So since I found what works to transform students into writers and actually like writing, I’m sharing it with others. This mini course is for new or veteran teachers who want to either learn or brush up on organizing and managing Writer’s Workshop. I created a 7 day Writer’s Workshop Boot Camp that will give you all my tips, tricks, and resources to help you transform your students into writers. It’s particularly for grades K-5 with a focus on differentiating the resources to make it work for the grade(s) you teach. You must keep differentiation in mind because there is no “one size fits all” way to teach writing.
Here’s a Sneak Peek:
Day 1: Organizing & Managing Writer’s Workshop Video Tutorial- You’ll learn how to set up your Writer’s Workshop regarding the tone, physical space, and all the components.
Day 2: Transforming Your Students Into Writers- You’ll learn 4 ways to get your students to LOVE writing, the first step in transforming your students into writers.
Day 3: Launching Writer’s Workshop- You’ll get easy to implement resources to launch your Writer’s Workshop, like my writer’s workshop script and my Writer’s Heart activity, plus a guide for the first 20 days.
Day 4: Teaching The Writer- You’ll get my ultimate BUNDLE of lesson plans that includes 54 lessons that teach the six traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, sentence fluency, word choice, and conventions) and is intended for grades K-5 within all 3 genres (18 lesson plans each) of informational, narrative and persuasive/narrative/opinion writing.
Day 5: Teaching By Genre- You’ll get some AMAZING structured resources to teach by genre (narrative, informational and persuasive/argument), including my Personal Narratives and Informative Writing Unit, which both include lots of visual graphic organizers, teacher examples to use for whole group lessons, discussions and peer activities, along with checklists, publishing paper, and a rubric.
Day 6: Writer’s Workshop Toolkit- You’ll get essential tools, like rubrics, checklists, and more, that every Writer’s Workshop needs. I threw in my bestselling Feedback Sticky Notes too!
Day 7: The Secret- You’ll learn the secret to getting your students to write.
Feel free to work at your own pace. You’ll have access to all course resources through the course guide and shared Google folders (links) so it will be easy to save and refer back to.