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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Teaching Writing as a Process: Put It Into Practice

Put It Into Practice

Assess Your Writing Program

In this activity, you will review your current writing instruction and develop new practices you would like to implement.

1. 

Print out the Planning for Writers' Workshop Template (PDF) .

2. 

List your classroom routines and strategies that:

  • foster a love of writing time
  • encourage children to take risks in writing
  • help teachers manage the volume and review of children's writing

Think about their purposes. Next, watch the workshop participants discuss how they prepare for Writing Workshop. Use the video image below to locate where to begin viewing.

Video Segment.

Writing Workshop

Workshop participants.

Find this segment approximately 49 minutes and 55 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 7 minutes.


3. 

After watching the discussion, revise your Planning for Writers' Workshop Template. Add any new routines and strategies you would like to incorporate into your writing program.

Consider the following questions:

  • How will you incorporate these new ideas into your existing program?
  • What support will you need to successfully implement these new practices?
Assignment.

Submit your completed Planning for Writers' Workshop Template and a written response to the questions.

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