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Kendra replied to Justin Greene's discussion overwhelmed with writing workshop model in the group Using Writer's Notebooks
"I also teach grade six and have a limited amount of time. I have daily reading time, and then have split the rest of the curriculum into units (most of which are writing: narrative, non-fiction and poetry) and will teach these units outside of the…"
Aug 26, 2013
Justin Greene replied to Corbett Harrison's discussion September 16, 2012...this week's writing prompts! in the group Daily Writing Prompts
"I love using videos in my classroom as writing prompts.  I am wondering if you could explain your storyboard writing a bit further.  Here is a great video I use to start the year:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHPhVTw3YgM Thanks!"
Sep 16, 2012
Justin Greene commented on Jennifer Fowler's group In the Middle (School)
"Karen, I am not a math teacher but LA.  One suggestion is to find picture books dealing with your math concepts.  Then have kids write & respond in their math journals to the picture books.  I have seen a lot of great math picture…"
Jun 22, 2012
Jennifer Fowler replied to Justin Greene's discussion workshop model help in the group In the Middle (School)
"The great thing about Writer's Workshop is that it can be altered to fit any need and schedule.  I have used a WW format in my classroom for the past 5 years and I do it differently each year.  I haven't perfected it yet, but I…"
Dec 5, 2011
Justin Greene added a discussion to the group In the Middle (School)
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workshop model help

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…See More
Sep 18, 2011
Krystyna replied to Justin Greene's discussion overwhelmed with writing workshop model in the group Using Writer's Notebooks
"I also agree!  I have just begun a new school so I'm just getting into the routines.  I am trying to use the workshop model for the first time (well more formally).  I only have 40 min. for workshop so we'll see how that…"
Sep 11, 2011
Susan McGilvray replied to Justin Greene's discussion overwhelmed with writing workshop model in the group Using Writer's Notebooks
"Justin - I agree - it is very overwhelming when we have so much curriculum we have to cover.  Here's what we've tried in the past and it works pretty well - alternate your reading/writing focus days. Every day silent reading with…"
Sep 11, 2011
Justin Greene added a discussion to the group Using Writer's Notebooks
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overwhelmed with writing workshop model

Hello,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,…See More
Sep 11, 2011
Justin Greene replied to Jennifer Fowler's discussion Classroom Novels in the group In the Middle (School)
"No problem.  Once I get in my classroom I will be able to share more as well.  Good luck at your conference."
Jul 11, 2011
Justin Greene replied to Jennifer Fowler's discussion Classroom Novels in the group In the Middle (School)
"That would be great!  I would love to get some new ideas.  Thanks for sharing!"
Jul 10, 2011
Justin Greene replied to Jennifer Fowler's discussion Classroom Novels in the group In the Middle (School)
"We also look at this poem prior to the reading."
Jul 10, 2011
Justin Greene replied to Jennifer Fowler's discussion Classroom Novels in the group In the Middle (School)
"Yes, I would agree about the boy books.  This past year, my boy students really got in to Hatchet.  They read most of the other books in the series.  It was great to see them asking for more Gary Paulsen.  Maniac was a great book…"
Jul 10, 2011
Justin Greene replied to Jennifer Fowler's discussion Classroom Novels in the group In the Middle (School)
"6th grade - Seedfolks, Maniac Magee, The Watsons go to Birmingham, Hatchet,Tuck Everlasting.  At the beginning of the year I also teach Freak the Mighty as a read-aloud.  "
Jul 10, 2011

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