ERIC Number: ED440407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May
Can Writer's Workshop Be Successful in the First Grade?
Writer's Workshop is a program that teaches children the conventions of writing. Students not only learn proper grammar and punctuation; they also come to learn and value the importance of drafting, revising, and editing their pieces of writing. Writer's Workshop is a process that needs to be consistent. It is composed of three parts. The first part is the mini-lesson where the teacher meets with the whole class and discusses writing concerns. The second part is conferencing, where the teacher meets with individuals or small groups. The third part is sharing, where the students publicly share a part of their work. Writer's Workshop is an excellent way to prepare students for state tests. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has indicated that 75% of our nation's children are writing on an average level. Of this percentage, students received higher scores on writing assessments who spent time in the writer's workshop. Research indicates that writer's workshop provides an excellent way to support and teach young children how to become good writers. Teachers who use writer's workshop in the classroom agree that writer's workshop prepares students for conventional writing. (Author/RS)
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