Launching the Writer's Workshop: Grades 3-12 (2nd Edition)



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Launching the Writer's Workshop: Grades 3-12 (2nd Edition)

ISBN: 978-0-9790186-5-7

by Kristina Smekens & Dr. Maureen Scane

Starting your 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 lessons suggestions.

Each mini-lesson includes:

  • A detailed description of the lesson execution.
  • Spin-off activities for students to accomplish during independent writing time.
  • Suggestions for utilizing anchor paper or mentor text to support the lessons.
  • Teacher tips that provide lesson insight and potential adaptations.
  • Reproducible resources on CD that support each lesson.

Broken into two parts, the Launch helps you start up your writer's workshop effectively and maintain it all year long.

Part 1 targets the heart of what every teacher wants for the initial weeks of school:

  • Techniques for generating topic ideas.
  • Procedures to establish an intense workshop environment.
  • Methods to introduce the 6 Traits to your students.
  • Strategies for building a writing rubric.

Part 2 focuses on writing skills teachers address all year long:

  • Plans for more than 50 additional mini-lessons.
  • Skills sorted by the 6 Traits.
  • Ways to teach students how to craft stronger writing.

Grades 3-12, 126 pages + CD

Learn more about author & teacher Kristina Smekens.

Launching the Writer's Workshop: Grades 3-12, 3rd Edition Look for the new 3rd Edition this summer!

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