Quite a few years ago, in the midst of trying to support the most resistant writers I’ve ever known, I found myself raising a very weary and worn white flag. My traditional writing workshop approaches weren’t engaging them, and even when I could get them to write, what emerged from the process was formulaic at best. My struggle to serve these writers better became the driving force behind a multi-year action research project. I wanted to understand the strengths, needs, and interests of these particular writers better. I wanted to transform my practice in ways that would help them, too. The discoveries that I made were quite unexpected, and the protocols and practices that I developed in response helped me teach in ways that truly reached them. These initial ideas were published in my book, Make Writing. This document expands that thinking and builds upon the thinking routines and maker moves that I introduced there. Those who have read Make Writing may appreciate some fresh content and new set of maker moves for your writing workshop. Those who haven’t may discover some unexpected solutions to very common workshop challenges here. It’s all about getting our game on.
|Grade levels||Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Higher Ed|
|Item types||Games, Hands-on learning, Independent practice, Inquiry, Literacy, Openers / Activating learning, Project based learning (PBL)|
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