(10 minutes) Mini-Lesson
(20 minutes) Writing and one-on-one or small group conferencing
(5 minutes) Author's Chair
= 35 minutes in all
I told you it was short, sweet and to the point! However, I know if they had the time my student's could spend hours completely focused and engaged in what they are creating every day!
Here are the posters I use in my classroom for the students to relay which stage of the writing process they are currently at (superkid themed of course). The kids begin with their clip on the first poster and continue moving it down as they move through the process.
Up Close :)
You will notice that all of the signs are bilingual. This is because my students often write in both languages!
Writing Supplies :)
Here are a few of the documents we use each day to guide us through this process:
1. Revise and Edit Checklist my students use that they staple to their first copy.
2. Writing Conference log that my students keep in their data binders. I fill this out each time they have a conference with me sharing something positive about their writing and something I would like them to work on.
3. Our Author's Chair sign up. I have this laminated on construction paper and hung on my board. Students sign up once they have finished publishing their piece.
Click here to download the checklist. (It is in Spanish too if you scroll down!)
Click here for the conference log in English and Spanish.
Click here for the Author's Chair Poster.
What types of handouts, organizers, etc. do you use for Writer's Workshop? I am always looking for new ideas!