Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

Monthly Update sign up
Mailing List signup
Teaching the Writing Craft

How can you target specific writing skills and strategies in your teaching? In this workshop, you will explore the role of whole-class instruction in the writing workshop and how lessons on particular writing skills can unfold over multiple days.

Katie Wood RayPlanning whole-class instruction begins with your required curriculum, what you know about writing, and what your students are interested in. Then once you get inside of a study, you're always looking for what your students need, what you can teach that would help a lot of students based on what you've observed.

— Katie Wood Ray, consultant and author or co-author of five books on teaching writing, including The Writing Workshop: Working Through the Hard Parts (And They're All Hard Parts)

Learning Goals

In this workshop you will explore how to:

  • determine when to use whole-class lessons
  • integrate whole-class lessons into the writing workshop structure
  • use an inquiry approach to introduce new concepts and explore ideas
  • design lessons to increase understanding of writing concepts and skills

Quick access to Workshop 4: Printouts | Assignments | Resources | Profiles

A girl in a classroom.
Inside Writing Communities Grades 3-5 Home Page

© Annenberg Foundation 2017. All rights reserved. Legal Policy