Writers' Workshop Organization

Submit a detailed description outlining the organization of your Writers' Workshop.   You must include:

  • a description of the area used for mini-lesson
  • the exact words you will use to direct students to come to meeting area - remember, you are to say this ONLY once and then be completely silent  - this sets the expectation that they need to listen   (don't worry that some students may need directions repeated;  if at some point you see a specific student  needs more direction, develop a strategy to help that specific student such as assigning a partner to ask or directing him/her to stop and watch)
  • the strategy students will use to get to the meeting area
  • where/how to sit in meeting area
  • the strategy  students will use to exit the meeting area and return to their individual writing area