Writers’ Workshop 2019 offers several grade-appropriate courses tailored to the needs of students as they progress through elementary school and middle school. All courses share the following characteristics.

What will Writers’ Workshop give your child?

  • Time to write, in an environment that encourages written expression
  • Ownership of his/her “product”; children are encouraged to write about things they know and care about
  • Response, with frequent individual student-teacher conferences
  • The foundation for good writing
  • A lasting framework for writing
  • Publication of his/her work. Students in Class PN-K1 will take home their completed work on the last day of the course; all others will have their work published in an anthology to be mailed in March 2020.

All students will learn the stages of the writing process.

  • Choosing a topic
  • Drafting and illustrating
  • Responding and revising
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Publishing

Each Writers’ Workshop session consists of these elements:

  • Mini-lesson about good writing
  • Writing block time
  • Individual student-teacher conference
  • Sharing time