Writing Right from the Start, Getting Started in Writing Workshop and Moving Forward

Grades: K-2

Date: March 18, 2019.

Location: WCU Biltmore Park

Registration Fee: $95.


In Lisa Cleaveland’s classroom, writing workshop is a time every day when her students make books. This session will help you guide bookmaking in our classroom. Since there are no developmental prerequisites for book making, writing workshop can begin on the first day of school. Using both video and photographs showing the first days of writing workshop in a kindergarten classroom, this session will highlight the key instructional decisions made in launching into the work of writing workshop on the first day of school. Participants will learn how: time, paper, tools, space, authors and illustrators, an image of bookmaking and trusting children’s writing process matters. We will look deep into an illustration study and see how children’s books, picture books, anchor charts and mentors will support your teaching.  Lisa will bring anchor charts, books made by children, books used for teaching writing workshop and other classroom tools to help teachers see how their writing workshop can run smoothly. If you have questions, contact Candie Sellers, Elementary Coordinator at csellers@wresa.org