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Writer’s Workshop

Writer’s Workshop is a simple way to organize opportunities for young people to express themselves through writing. It is built upon a process similar to that which aspiring professional writers might use, including sharing writing with peers, conferencing and editing, and developing a writing portfolio over time. The workshop setting encourages children to view themselves as writers, becoming more and more skilled by writing frequently, for extended periods of time and on topics of their own choosing.  

Having an authentic audience beyond the classroom gives student writing more importance and helps students to see a direct connection between their lives and their literacy development. 

To power up your Writer’s Workshop, be sure to include all five stages of the writing process:

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