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Friday

Week 1

Teaching Points:  Writers learn where and how to sit on the carpet during instruction. Writers talk about why writers write - for an audience and with a  purpose.

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Writers begin to think of themselves as authors and think of their lives as full of stories to tell.

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Writers learn that the writer’s workshop happens every day and always includes a mini-lesson, writing time, conferencing, and sharing.

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Writers think of themselves as authors and continue to build stories that come from their own experiences.

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Writers learn how and where to store their work folders, where to find resources in the room, and take a tour of the writing center.

Week 2

Teaching Point:

Writers plan their writing by thinking about their story like a movie in their mind before they write.

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Writers learn how to move from activity to activity and place to place within the workshop.

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Writers learn that illustrations should fill the page and add details to their stories.

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Writers learn to tell their story to a partner (turn and talk, knee to knee, eyes on me) in order to be better authors.

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Writers learn to use nouns to label their illustrations.

Week 3

Teaching Point:

Writers learn what a detail is and how to add details to their stories.

Teaching Point:

Writers learn how to sit, listening with eyes and ears on the speaker, hands to themselves.

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Writers learn about sentence structure - spaces between words, capitals, and periods.

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Writers learn what to do when they finish a piece - start a new piece, peer editing, add to words/pictures, final copy.

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Writers will learn ways to improve their writing - strong verbs, adjectives, voice.

 

Week 4

Teaching Point:

Mentor Texts - Students go back and revisit any modeled texts.

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Mentor Texts -

Students go back and revisit any modeled texts.

 

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Mentor Texts -

Students go back and revisit any modeled texts.

 

Teaching Point:

Writers finish pieces and “publish” them by reading to their partner.

 

Class Author Celebration!

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