Writer's Workshop is a method of teaching using a workshop method. Students are given opportunities to write in a variety of genres. It helps to foster a love of writing. The writing workshop allows me to meet the needs of the students by differientiating instruction and gearing instruction based on information gathered throughout the workshop.
Components of Writer's Workshop
The mini-lessons for Writer's Workshop teaches concepts, strategies and techniques for writing while encouraging students to write in different genres or styles. The 10-15 minute mini-lessons give me the opportunity to give direct instruction to students and model the lessons using authentic literature or my own writing. Sample mini-lessons can include:
The majority of the time Writer's workshop is devoted to independent writing. During this time, students are prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing ther pieces.
During independent writing time, I confer with students about their writing.
During independent writing time, I can gather a group of students to work on guided writing. I work with a group based on their needs.