In my opinion writing workshop is the only way to teach writing successfully because students spend most of their time writing. But what does the teacher do during all this writing? First she teaches mini lessons which are brief and cover a targeted skill. Then she conferences with students on their progress, teaching even minier (is that a word) lessons based on what the student needs. For more on conferring click here.
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Slowing Down & Speeding Up
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Discovering and Embedding Theme
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