WRITING WORKSHOP INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT FOR NEW PREPATORY MIDDLE SCHOOL - Q008

November 16, 2016

The following support documents and video are aligned to unit 2 - 

launching argumentative-based essays

 

November 4, 2016

the following support documents and video are aligned to unit 2 -

on-demand writing for argument-based essays

 
 

September 9, 2016

The following support documents and video are aligned to Unit 1 -

Writing Workshop:  Personal Narrative Mini-Unit

 
 

INSTRUCTIONAL CHARTS FOR WRITING WORKSHOP

ARGUMENT-BASED ESSAY: UNIT 2 SUPPORTING CHARTS FROM TC

As stated in the introductory video, charts in the classroom should be inviting and completely instructional.  Process charts are intended to take the place of the teacher during independent work time.  This is especially important for writers and readers workshop where the teacher is expected to conference with students or conduct small group instruction.  Instructional charts should be:

  1. Neatly written (if your handwriting is not the best, find the staff member or student in the school or class who has impeccable handwriting);
  2. Inviting (attractive to the eye):
  3. Damage-free (not tattered, curled, hanging in a tattered manner):
  4. Provides information students need to support their independent work; and 
  5. clustered in one area so that they tell the story of the teaching points presented in the unit.

We offer three charts for your use in this unit:


mini-unit 1:  supporting charts

As stated in the introductory video, charts in the classroom should be inviting and completely instructional.  Process charts are intended to take the place of the teacher during independent work time.  This is especially important for writers and readers workshop where the teacher is expected to conference with students or conduct small group instruction.  Instructional charts should be:

  1. Neatly written (if your handwriting is not the best, find the staff member or student in the school or class who has impeccable handwriting);
  2. Inviting (attractive to the eye):
  3. Damage-free (not tattered, curled, hanging in a tattered manner):
  4. Provides information students need to support their independent work; and 
  5. clustered in one area so that they tell the story of the teaching points presented in the unit.

We offer three charts for your use in this unit:

 

EXTERNAL RESOURCES FOR WRITING WORKSHOP

CLICK THE ICON ABOVE TO ACCESS THE EXTERNAL LINK Follow the instructions provided on the site, once you click the above picture.  This link will start Mary Ehrenworth's video about the importance of writer's workshop in middle school.

CLICK THE ICON ABOVE TO ACCESS THE EXTERNAL LINK

Follow the instructions provided on the site, once you click the above picture.  This link will start Mary Ehrenworth's video about the importance of writer's workshop in middle school.