Writing

How to Create Independence in Young Writers

  As teachers, we want the best for our young writers.  We want them to grow, flourish, and enjoy writing.   We want them to have the confidence and motivation to continue writing and do their best work.  Creating independence can be a tricky task.  When done well, your Writing Workshop can run like a well-oiled machine.  Creating independence with your writers opens up the freedom for you to do what you do best – teach!   During independent writing time,…

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Writing

How to Plan Your Writing Workshop

Planning your Writing Workshop is no easy feat.  With a limited amount of time and a wide range of moving parts, having a great game plan is essential to teach…