Writing Workshop Desktop Guides are comprehensive tools that you can use to launch or expand Writing Workshop in your classroom. The guides in these ready-reference flip charts are designed to help teachers explore fundamental writing workshop understandings. The guides also include precise instructions of how to use mentor texts in creating stacks for units of study, during minilesson instruction, guided writing, and conferring. Each desktop guide is designed to focus on one feature of the writing workshop as a quick reference to support planning and teaching.
In Writing Workshop Desktop Guides writing workshop features are organized by the order in which the writing workshop would be launched. Help yourself gain a solid understanding of the writing workshop. Lay the groundwork for using mentor text in ways that promote a lifetime of literacy exploration and understanding for your students.
Writing Workshop Rationale
Elements of Writing Workshop
Teaching through the Writing Process Components
Writing Workshop Components
Writing Process Components – Territories
Writing Workshop Minilesson
Read Like a Writer
Read Like a Writer – Example
Common Core Basis for Developing Class Anchor Charts for Writer’s Notebook Entries
The Writer’s Notebook
Prompting Guide – Developing Class Anchor Charts with Class for Writer’s Notebook
Guided Writing Overview
Guided Writing with Mentor Texts
College and Career Readiness (CRR) Anchor Standards for Developing Writing Workshop Objectives
Developing a Unit of Study Using Mentor Text
Excerpts of Varied Writing
Writing Unit Plan Outline Template
If possible, print guides on 8 ½ x 11 cardstock.