My writer's workshop is not going smoothly. I have observed them closely. I have stopped my teaching to see where I fell them. Sure enough, it happened
So, this past week, we stopped our writing time and went over every step. I then decided to create something new.
My blue chart from last year (new pictures of the kids) was not as successful :(
I printed the front cover using white card stock. I used regular white paper for the middle pages, and color card stock for the back cover. We hole punched them and added a little ring.
We went over each step of the writing process. I wanted them to have a future model, just in case they forget what it looks like.
Now, they put it close to their writing making sure they do what they need, before asking for a conference.
Not only that, but when I walk around I do not have to ask them what they are working on, I can just look at their pencil.
Their pencil is placed in their writer's workshop folder.
Is it working? This past week it did :) Everything sounded and looked the way it was supposed to.
Are they playing with it? No. I am hoping they don't.
Do I still have kids who do not understand the process? Well, yes. But only 2 :)
Would you like a free copy? I hope you do :) Find it HERE. Let me know what you think!