How do you teach writer's workshop in your first and second grade classroom? This post explains how to get your writer's to expand their learning through fun activities and lessons that even have them writing chapter books by the end! So many great ideas!

Expanding Writer's Workshop in First and Second Grade!

How do you teach writer's workshop in your first and second grade classroom? This post explains how to get your writer's to expand their learning through fun activities and lessons that even have them writing chapter books by the end! So many great ideas!

Writer's Workshop: rainbow writing what makes me special. Great blog for writing ideas. Could be easily changed for other grade level.

Writer's Workshop: rainbow writing what makes me special. Great blog for writing ideas. Could be easily changed for other grade level.

Teaching writing skills in the classroom is essential! Check out this simple writer's workshop model!

A Typical Day of Writing in my Classroom

Teaching writing skills in the classroom is essential! Check out this simple writer's workshop model!

Sentence frames for students to use durng peer conferencing.  Positive feedback, Needs to improve, and Question sentence frames for Writer's Workshop!

Sentence frames for students to use durng peer conferencing. Positive feedback, Needs to improve, and Question sentence frames for Writer's Workshop!

Working wall - The wall should exemplify the writing process from the 'reading as a writer' stage to the 'nearly finished' stage. Final presentations can be displayed in public areas of the school or in anthologies, portfolios or folders. The wall represents a workshop approach to writing - where the 'tools of the trade' are accessible, and added to, as the process develops.   It is a good idea to allow children to make contributions to the wall; post-it notes are an ideal resource for this.

Working wall - The wall should exemplify the writing process from the 'reading as a writer' stage to the 'nearly finished' stage. Final presentations can be displayed in public areas of the school or in anthologies, portfolios or folders. The wall represents a workshop approach to writing - where the 'tools of the trade' are accessible, and added to, as the process develops. It is a good idea to allow children to make contributions to the wall; post-it notes are an ideal resource for this.

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