Category Archives: Writing

How to Launch Writing Workshop In First Or Second Grade

How to Launch Writing Workshop In First Or Second Grade

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post about launching writing workshop in Kindergarten. I started this little series with Kindergarten a) because I was going in chronological order, but b) because I taught Kindergarten before I moved up to 1st and 2nd grade. Having taught Kindergarten first (and Pre-K before that), I’d never before worked with students…Continue Reading

How to Launch Your Kindergarten Writing Workshop

How to Launch Your Kindergarten Writing Workshop

It’s the first day of Kindergarten. Two kids won’t stop crying, and another refuses to sit in a chair. Writing workshop is probably the last thing on your mind! But if you’re intending to use the writing workshop model with your Kindergarteners, you’ll need to start getting things in place that first week of school. I…Continue Reading

How To Teach Primary Students to Write with Details

How To Teach Primary Students to Write with Details

Sometimes I have a hard time getting students to write with details. Can you relate? For example, a child might make a statement and then repeat it in different ways: “I like baseball. Baseball is fun. I have fun when I play baseball. I love baseball.” Their writing may look “long,” but it’s repetitive rather than detailed. And that…Continue Reading