Launching the Writer's Workshop: Grades 3-12 (3rd Edition)



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Launching the Writer's Workshop: Grades 3-12 (3rd Edition)

ISBN: 978-0-9790186-8-8

by Kristina Smekens and Dr. Maureen Scane

Part 1—The Launch

Starting up a writer's workshop can be an awkward and anxious experience. Many teachers confess that they struggle to get it off the ground. What should I do the first weeks of school? What are key lessons to jumpstart my writer's workshop? How fast or slow should I move? These are valid questions. It's easy to see why so many teachers are eager for some beginning-of-the-year lesson suggestions.

The first 50 pages of this resource target the heart of what every teacher wants for the initial weeks of school:

  • Techniques for generating topic ideas.
  • Procedures to establish topic ideas.
  • Methods to introduce the 6 Traits to students.
  • Strategies for building a kid-friendly writing rubric.

Part 2—The Rest of the Year

What do I do after the "launch"? How do i organize my writing units? Which lessons should I teach when? The second half of this resource includes over 50 explicit mini-lessons that target the most essential writing skills throughout the rest of the year.

The remaining 60 pages of the book provide what every teacher wants when planning writing units:

  • Lessons tied to particular writing genres (i.e., argumentative, persuasive, informative, narrative).
  • Bulleted points to highlight within the 15-minute lesson instruction.
  • Teacher tips that offer lesson insight and potential adaptations.
  • Ready-to-go downloadable resources that support each lesson.
  • Anchor papers and/or mentor text suggestions to demonstrate the lesson skill.
  • Trigger suggestions that make the abstract concepts more visible and concrete for learners.
  • Spin-off activities for students to accomplish during independent writing time.

Grades 3-12, 125 pages + exclusive website access with lesson resources

Learn more about author & teacher Kristina Smekens.

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