• During Writing Workshop, students will participate in guided mini-lessons where they will learn and practice a variety of writing skills. After the group lesson, the children will apply the skills that they have learned to their own writing. During this independent practice time, Mrs. O'Neill conferences with individual students about their writing or meets with small groups to focus on a specific skill. Students are sitting with a writing partner and are able to bounce ideas off their partner as well. The students are either writing or conferring with Mrs. O'Neill or their writing partner during workshop time.