Building A Community of Writers K-2: Procedural Writing Workshop Mini-Lessons

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Pure Literacy
Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
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26 pages
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This Building A Community of Writers product is the perfect way to launch your primary writing workshop. This unit includes eleven days of management and routine mini-lessons that will help you lay a strong foundation for your students to be self-regulated writers for the remainder of the school year. Tuck them in before a writing mini-lesson during your initial weeks of writing workshop. Written in mini-lesson format to provide you ample opportunity to familiarize your students and yourself with the structure of a mini-lesson. Each lesson includes a connection, teaching point, demonstration, active engagement activity and link.
Included in this unit:
o Community building key ideas
o Writing Workshop pacing suggestions
o Over-arching goals of Writing Workshop
o Glossary of Writing Workshop Terms
o Structure of a mini lesson
o Structure of a conference
o Examples of anchor charts
o Classroom snapshots
o Conferring tips
o Writing strategy mini-lesson suggestions
o Status of the Class Student Conference Cards
o Suggested Writing Workshop Launch Read-Alouds for K-2
o Management and routine mini-lessons topics include:
o Small and large group expectations
o Writing process
o Transition signal
o Use and care of materials
o Partnerships
o Status of the class signal
o When you think you are done
o Use and care of shared workspaces
o Student/teacher roles in conferences

Total Pages
26 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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