• pen             Writer's Workshop                    pencil  
    During Writer's Workshop, students participate in whole group mini-lessons focused on specific writing skills and strategies. The students then practice these strategies during independent writing. As students are writing, conferences occur with individuals and small groups to guide their writing instruction and provide feedback to aid in writing development. The students are exposed to a wealth of mentor texts, which provides them with models for different writing techniques. Throughout the year, the students will learn about various writing modes.