Veteran teacher Marilyn Pryle knows first hand the challenges of teaching writing workshop in middle school. She has fine-tuned her approach over the years and now shares her classroom-tested strategies in this step-by-step guide. She shows you how to establish routines, set high expectations, plan assignments that balance structure and choice, sequence mini-lessons to maximize students’ learning, design rubrics to ease the grading dilemma and encourage revision, and so much more. With management tips, scheduling options, test-prep ideas, ELL supports, and conferencing how-to’s, this is the essential resource for teaching writing workshop in middle school!
Make posters on any topics your students struggle with; use the walls as a resource. It is gratifying to see students get up on their own to consult a poster during class!