Writing Workshop

    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
    Sharing: during the share portion, students contribute what they did during their independent writing time, either with the whole class or with a peer.