I am new to this board and am hoping someone can help me out. I want to incorporate more of the writers workshop model in my classroom. I teach 6th grade Language Arts - 80 minute blocks. I feel that I have so much to teach that the workshop model is getting put to the side. I have vocabulary, district required novels, required writing pieces, etc. that take up most of my time. I do try and have the students write everyday - either on the novel, journal prompts, using the vocabulary, on video clips I show, on articles I pull, and more. I would love to see how others fit it in to their schedule. How do you teach everything else and do a workshop? I don't get how to make this happen. I think seeing some lesson plans or a schedule/calendar of lessons will really help me visualize how to fit it all in.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.