Writing Workshop for Middle Schools

EDUC 570
This module will focus on the skills that teachers need in order to implement a writing workshop in their own classrooms. Topics covered in this course will include developing relevant mini-lessons, the role of grammar in writing, working with peer response, and implementing writing conferences. Special attention will be paid to working with children who have diverse learning styles and abilities, and with English language learners. Students will work on their own writing as a vehicle for understanding the writing workshop structure. Each participant is required to bring a piece of writing that he or she wants to develop to the first class.