Put It Into Practice
The videos, activities, and readings in this workshop illustrate how whole-class instruction can be balanced with other learning activities in the writing workshop and some of the strategies or approaches well suited to teaching the whole class. Now apply what you have learned to refine a lesson for whole-class instruction.
Refine a Lesson
Think of a lesson that you have recently used to teach a writing skill. Use the strategies you have learned in this workshop to modify your lesson.
First, ask yourself if the concept or strategy you plan to teach is a good fit for the whole class or if it would be better taught in conferences or with small groups of students. Once you have decided on a lesson appropriate for whole-class instruction, redesign the lesson to include strategies you have learned or seen illustrated in this workshop. When you have finished, save your written work to submit as an assignment.