Launching the Writer's Workshop: Grades K-2 (3rd Edition)

Launching Writers Workshop: K
Item Number: 18671

Unit Price: $20.00


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Launching the Writer's Workshop: Grades K-2 (3rd Edition)

ISBN: 978-0-9790186-7-1

by Kristina Smekens and Linda Schmidt

Starting your writer's workshop can be an awkward and anxious experience. Many teachers confess they struggle to get it off the ground. What should I do the first weeks of school? What are key lessons to jump-start 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.

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 papers or mentor texts to support the lessons.
  • Teacher tips that provide lesson insight and potential adaptions.
  • Reproducible resources on CD that support each lesson, including PDFs, Word templates, SmartBoard documents, and PowerPoints.

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 getting kids writing immediately.
  • Procedures to establish an organized 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:

  • Suggested plans for more than 70 additional mini-lessons.
  • Skills sorted by the developmental stages of writing, with 6-Traits connections.
  • Applications to opinion/persuasive, informative, and narrative writing standards.

Grades K-2, 124 pages + CD

Learn more about author & teacher Kristina Smekens.

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