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Week 1: Building a Writing Community
What do you need to know and be able to do to be an effective writer? In what ways can a community of writers support your growth as a writer?
What conditions are evident in successful writing classrooms? How do we encourage students to respond to one another's work and grow as a community of writers?
Mentor Text: Roxaboxen
Talking, Drawing, Writing
Activities and Discussion
Jigsaw Reading of Lucy Calkins
Writing isn't about the quantity, but about the quality of meaning
You might struggle with writing about one topic, but when you revisit it you will further develop it
How do you motivate students to write without using prompts/carrots?
Listeners are as important as writers
Make something significant from small experiences (through rehearsal)
Think of writer's notebooks as bits of life that may or may not emerge
When you begin writing workshop you need to get them involved right away
Using rituals in the classroom to want to write in the notebook - "notebook news"
How do you help students understand that their best work may not be done the first time?
Writing multiple entries off of a previous entry -- how can they expand on their writing based on what's important to them?
Review Common Core/Download App
Conditions of a Writing Workshop
Overview of ENG 315 - Syllabus and Assignments
Wikispaces and Google Docs
Additional logistics, midtier form and notecards
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"