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    Writing Workshop
     
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    Writing Workshop is a method of writing instruction developed by Lucy Calkins and educators involved in the Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University.

    Writing Workshop follows a pattern:
     
    Mini-lesson: The mini-lessons for Writing Workshop teach concepts, strategies, and techniques for writing while encouraging students to write in different genres or styles.
     
    Independent Writing: The majority of time of Writing Workshop is devoted to independent
    writing, During this time, students are prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing their pieces.
     
    Conferring: During independent writing time, the teacher confers with students about their
    writing.
     
    Sharing: during the share portion, students contribute what they did during their independent writing time, either with the whole class or with a peer.