The Teacher's Tool Kit For Literacy

The Art of Crafting The Writing Workshop

Episode Summary

Literacy expert Sharon Callen talks about the power of the writing workshop to help teachers inspire young writers.

Episode Notes

As a teacher it can be tough to inspire and motivate young people to write. 

How can we get our writers to be engaged,  experimenting with their reading, seeing themselves as writers, creating rich range of texts for a rich range of purposes, and build a writing community?

This is where the Writing Workshop comes in.

What is the Writing Workshop?

The workshop model is generally described as having three components: 

This model is built on the recognisable theory of the Gradual Release of Responsibility. The whole workshop implies activity, action, motivation to grow, try, explore and understand. So a Writing Workshop will begin with a Good Writer Mini Lesson.

Writing Workshops can only be as good as the literature that surrounds your students: Read Aloud so that language can sit upon the ear and be drawn upon – rhythm and rhyme, phrases and wondrous words, access to great quality literature for students to read themselves, becoming aware of what the writer is doing and reading/thinking like a writer.

In this episode, Sharon talks in detail about what to teach in a mini lesson, the writing process, how to 'be a writer', what to model, practical application and many other tools, tips and resources.

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The Teacher’s Tool Kit For Literacy is the free podcast for motivated teachers and school leaders who want the latest tips, tricks and tools to inspire their students and school community in literacy learning. 

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