Get writing workshop up and running with these classroom-tested ideas from veteran teacher Janiel Wagstaff. Janiel shares the essentials: the materials and routines you need to get kids writing right from the start, and the management and teaching ideas to keep them going strong. She tackles the common problems and issues that arise in a workshop environment, offering her tried-and true solutions that make workshop hum—all year long!
Every year, stores have blowout back-to-school sales. I buy enough ten-cent, 90-page spiral notebooks for everyone to keep in their desks—plus extras for students who fill up their first Think Pad. We write in them, and we diagram, chart, and draw right over the lines!