Reader Mail, Part 2: How Do You Plan for a Year of Writing Workshop?

We love reader mail! On Monday, we began our answer to Cassie’s brilliant query. Here is the second part of our answer: How do we build our workshops & the lessons that go in them? When we first started writing workshop, we religiously referred to a chart on page 13 of Write Beside Them: “Writing: […]

Reader Mail: How do you begin the writing workshop year?

Below is a recent email we received: I am a second year ELA teacher with seniors from Ohio and a huge fan of Moving Writers. After completing my first year of teaching I realized direct instruction, novel unit comprehension questions and crosswords, and assigning writing was not working in my classroom. I spent last summer […]