Writers’ Workshop is an approach to writing instruction that addresses the
needs of all students in the class. We will focus on specific aspects of our
writing that need improvement and development. Instruction during Writers’
Workshop is organized around units of study. During a unit of study, the
teacher may ask students to write in a particular genre, or practice writing
techniques related to the unit of study, but specific writing topics are
selected by the students based on their personal experiences and interests.
It is my hope that this form of practice will prepare them very well for the
MCAS Open Response questions they will face in the future.
When an assignment will be developed into a piece that will be graded,
students will be given a rubric to help them determine the focus correction
areas which will be specifically evaluated. Unless otherwise noted, all
final copies must be typed, size 12 font.