How can you target specific writing skills and strategies in your teaching? In this workshop, you will explore the role of whole-class instruction in the writing workshop and how lessons on particular writing skills can unfold over multiple days.
Planning whole-class instruction begins with your required curriculum, what you know about writing, and what your students are interested in. Then once you get inside of a study, you're always looking for what your students need, what you can teach that would help a lot of students based on what you've observed.
Katie Wood Ray, consultant and author or co-author of five books on teaching writing, including The Writing Workshop: Working Through the Hard Parts (And They're All Hard Parts)
In this workshop you will explore how to:
- determine when to use whole-class lessons
- integrate whole-class lessons into the writing workshop structure
- use an inquiry approach to introduce new concepts and explore ideas
- design lessons to increase understanding of writing concepts and skills