Workshop, especially in Upper Elementary, students organize
their thoughts to write about any topic and develop it into an
understandable narrative with a voice and focus that catches the
interest of the reader. The Writer's Workshop format includes
planning (with peer conferencing), brainstorming revision, teacher editing,
and direct instruction in the mechanics of grammar.
students are able to use writing mechanics comfortably and the
shift in their cognitive abilities to higher order thinking
allows them to develop a more sophisticated sense of what makes
good writing. While it is still important to allow students to
choose a topic, students are now ready to learn about other
types of writing.
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ideas are based on
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