If you’re looking to start Writing Workshop in your middle school classroom, look no further. This product includes everything you will need to get started and keep Writing Workshop running in your classroom year-round. Writing Workshop at the middle school level is ideal for meeting the needs of all students (ELL, Special Education, Gifted and Talented) in your classroom because of the choice and flexibility it allows. This product includes 20 detailed minilessons, presentations, and handouts to get Writing Workshop started in your classroom from the day you implement.
-Rationales for Writing Workshop
-20 Steps to Start Writing Workshop
-Explanation of the Minilesson Parts
-Self-Evaluation of the Writing Minilesson for teacher use
-20 Minilessons written out part-by-part with instructions for teachers and students
o Teacher Instructions/Preparations
o Materials Needed for Each Student
o Author Talk
o Question to Activate Background Knowledge
o Minilesson Statement
-A presentation to go with each minilesson
-Expectations for Writing Workshop
-Beginning of the Year Self-Reflection for students
-Printables for setting up the Writer’s Notebook
-Ideas for Lists
-Sample Writing Process Chart (that could be re-created for any classroom)
-Initial Draft Paper
-Peer Conference Checklist
-Six Traits Grading Rubric
-Final Draft Paper
-Ideas for Writing Feedback (for students to give each other)
-Writer’s Notebook Grading Rubric
-Writing Conference Notes (for teacher use during writing conferences)
-Common Core State Standards covered by implementing Writing Workshop in grades 7-8.
*Please note that if you teach multiple grade levels, do not purchase multiple products of the Writing Workshop Kick-off.
*This file will be zipped. When you unzip it, you will see a PDF of the full product in chronological order, a folder with all of the PowerPoints as PDF's and as PowerPoint files, and a folder with the handouts for each minilesson. Please note that when opening the PowerPoint files, the font and format may not transfer exactly as it appears. I gave access to the PowerPoints for teachers who want to personalize them for their classroom needs. I have included individual PDF's of each PowerPoint as well for teachers who want to use the PowerPoint exactly as the format and style appears in the product.
*I've also included optional tabs to help further organize the notebook into easy to flip to sections.
Looking for the perfect resource to complement Writing Workshop in your classroom? Check out the Student Writing Companion.
Student Writing Companion: A Resource for Writing Workshop