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Use this wiki space to comment on writer's workshop in your classroom!  Post any wonderful ideas you might have, lessons that have worked for you and lessons that might not have worked so well!  Any lesson plans/ideas that you want to share can be posted here as well. 


Send me any links to wonderful websites you have found, lesson plans and any resources that you want to share with your colleagues and I will post them in.  I have already posted links to some websites in the sidebar, check them out and suggest some of your own.





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Writer's Workshop Resources  click here for mentor text resources,

conferencing ideas, mini lessons and other writer's workshop resources!




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Comments (7)

dac1012@... said

at 9:12 am on Oct 1, 2009

Grammar is such an important part of writing and knowing the "how's and why's" is equally important and gives students a real purpose for "suffering through the stuff!" Using mentor texts to teach grammar is a great way to get kids motivated. The link will connect to a mini lesson using the book "Punctuation Takes a Vacation"

jfano@... said

at 4:30 pm on Oct 1, 2009

I love "Punctuation Takes a Vacation" for grammar mini lessons! This is a great space to share ideas, books, and writing tips.

Ruth Herr shared an article with me and it pointed out that Morning Meeting "SHARE" is a great time to allow students to talk about ideas that could later spark WRITING! Storytelling is an important part of writing :)

Dana Cumella said

at 10:18 am on Oct 28, 2009

I've been working with two third grade teachers these past few weeks. I've learned so much about the importance of teaching kids to "rehearse for writing" by having them practice storytelling before they draft. Initially, I thought this would be easy for them and we wouldnt have to spend a lot of time here! Wow.......was I wrong. You spend so much time having students focus, focus, focus on the small moment and when they begin to storytell, they forget the small moment. This AM, I was working with a pair of students and one was "storytelling." It took a good 5 minutes before she started to tell the important part of the story! MID-WORKSHOP TEACHING POINT....storytell the small moment!

Dana Cumella said

at 12:28 pm on Oct 30, 2009

When I asked a third grade student, "What do you think of your piece of writing?" He looked at me and said, "It doesn't make sense." Of course, my next question was to ask what he thought it needed. After staring at his paper for a bit, he looked up at me and said, "I think I just figured out why I need to use periods and other marks in my writing. Stories make no sense without them!"

Dana Cumella said

at 11:47 am on Feb 25, 2010

I subscribe to "Picture Book of the Day." The site provides mentor text suggestions (fiction and non fiction), instructional focus for each title and lesson plans. Titles are appropriate for all grade levels and identify age levels for each (primary and/or intermediate). Lessons are easily modified. Use the link above to visit the site.

jfano@... said

at 1:16 pm on Feb 27, 2010

Your collaborative space is packed with great resources! Great work :)

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