Writer's Workshop Supplies:
- Writer’s notebook – a marble composition book decorated with pictures that help generate ideas
- Pens, pencils, erasers (same as reading supplies)
- Rubrics and reflection sheets; these will be housed in the classroom
- Word work/Vocabulary
- Homework/finishing up: drafts, spelling/vocab. practices, teacher-directed entries (TD), student-choice entries (SC), or typing final drafts, and studying
Workshop in ActionAs students participate in writer's workshop, it is my hope that they live the life of a writer. The writing classroom is one where students grow ideas, write for chunks of time, learn to revise and edit their writing, share their teacher-directed(TD) and student-choice (SC) pieces, and develop skills that lead to strong, fluent writing for the rest of their lives.
We begin the year with narrative writing. Their notebooks will be filling up with personal narratives and stories that entertain their audience of peers and teachers. Students will practice spelling patterns and grammar skills along the way. October means more stories and perhaps a spooky tale or two. November starts Argument writing.