Transitions can be challenging. Try this simple idea.
Start the year out by introducing your students to a fun way to get ready for Writing Workshop.
It is a Writing Workshop Gathering Song.
By the time the song is sung, your students will be sitting quietly, ready to focus on the lesson.
Your students will be singing along in no time!
And it really works!
Copies of the song are included.
You might want to make copies for each student to help them learn the song.
Another idea for writing:
Writing Workshop: Student's First Book!