Writer's Workshop (18 Hours)

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SUMMARY

If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar

A hoper, a prayer, a magic bean buyer

If you are a pretender come sit by my fire

 

Have you ever wondered how Shel Silverstein was inspired to write?  His cartoons, poems, lyrics, and music have delighted audiences of all ages for several decades. Creativity like that could be emerging in your students and a Writer’s Workshop could provide the perfect environment to cultivate young writers!

 

This course is designed to help teachers improve their students’ writing skills by creating an effective Writer’s Workshop environment in the classroom. Implementing a Writer’s Workshop block of time will allow your students to explore different styles of writing, learn how to read critically, and become highly engaged in their own writing projects. Teachers will learn specific strategies to help develop writing skills, create tools to support the workshop activities, and design their own custom Writer’s Workshop. Discover a new passion for writing, teaching writing, and watching your students grow as writers!

 

So here is your invitation:

If you are a teacher come in

If you are a teacher with students you admire

A manager, helper, a school supply-buyer

If you are an educator come sit by my fire

For we have some flax golden tales to spin! Come in! Come in! 

 

PROJECTS TO BE COMPLETED

  1. Conditions for Writing
  2. Writer’s Workshop Design
  3. Inspiration for Writers
  4. 3 Writing Process Mini-lessons
  5. Writer’s Notebook/Conference Analysis
  6. Activities for Your Workshop

Online Participant Survey- Required for Course Completion

 

PREREQUISITES

Basic computer file management knowledge, e.g. opening, saving and uploading files, creating folders

 

MATERIALS

  • Internet
  • Adobe Reader 11.1.01 or later
  • Any word processing program

 

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will complete a choice writing piece, including response and reflection on creating the best conditions for students to excel in writing, with 100% completion.
  2. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will plan and design the structure of a Writer’s Workshop, including scheduling block time, use of physical space and creating a positive work environment for students to excel, with 100% completion.
  3. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will use mentor texts to create and submit a document containing three (3) targeted writing skills, and an explanation of how the activities will develop the skills with 100% accuracy.
  4. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will view, then complete analysis questions of the variety of factors that inspire successful, published authors with 100% accuracy.
  5. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will research their choice of a successful, published author, explore additional factors used to inspire writing and complete analysis questions with 100% accuracy.
  6. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will create three (3) custom mini-lessons to teach the writing process: pre-write, draft, revise, edit and publish with 100% completion.
  7. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will view and analyze other teaching professionals’ use of conferencing strategies to support and develop student writing skills, then complete analysis questions with 100% completion.
  8. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will respond to questions regarding effective use of tools for the Writer’s Workshop with 100% accuracy.
  9. Given course text and specific guided instruction, learners will create (3) skills-based writing activities and complete an Activity Grid, filled with skills-based activities with 100% completion.

 

COMMON CORE STANDARDS

  • CCSS.ELA 1.1 Foundational Skills
  • CCSS.ELA 1.2 Reading Informational Text
  • CCSS.ELA 1.3 Reading Literature
  • CCSS.ELA 1.4 Writing
  • CCSS.ELA 1.5 Speaking and Listening