Writing Workshop Basics
    Philosophy of Writing Workshop


    Writing Workshop is an approach that…

    • Encourages independence
    • Gives writers a high degree of choice within a framework and genre
    • Has a regular and consistent structure
    • Builds stamina and volume in writing – Students write everyday!
    • Teachers teach writing everyday!
    • Focuses on the PROCESS of writing, not just the PRODUCT
    • Uses literature to teach the craft of writing



    • Students will write independently with stamina.
    • Students will write to communicate ideas and information effectively.
    • Students will write organized responses to text based questions.
    • Students will use vocabulary that matches the purpose of writing.
    • Students will apply spelling strategies.
    • Students will use legible handwriting.