Synopses & Reviews
Start a writing workshop with this step-by-step, day-by-day demonstration. Includes proven teaching strategies, a complete management system, models, and reproducible forms and checklists. For use with Grades 2-6.
This book is about change. In 1981, Fiderer and her colleagues began experimenting with the workshop approach to writing, assisted by writing researcher Lucy McCormick Calkins. Moving away from worksheets and single paragraph assignments to encourage students to write whole and personally meaningful texts, they began to see remarkable changes in themselves as teachers, and in their students as writers. Their experiences, documented here, will support you in changes you want to make in your writing program.