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Old 03-15-2009, 09:13 AM
 
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What exactly is writers workshop? Is it the same as/similar to 6 trait writing? I need to do more writing next year and trying to figure out how to do that. I am familiar with 6 trait writing, but how do you TEACH it? Any great ideas? Thanks!


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Writer's Workshop is the structure of the class. It starts with a minilesson, and then has a long writing time for students while the teacher confers with students individually or in groups, and finally WW finishes with a class sharing time. During WW the majority of the class is spent with the students writing.
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Kay5 gave a good explanation of WW. It's the structure of the class. Six Traits, however, would be more of the writing techniques/skills you teach in the minilessons.

that's how I do it, anyways. I run my classes in WW format, but use Six Traits as the backbone of my minilessons. They can be overwhelming, so I usually focus on one trait a month, or sometimes two traits a genre. For example ...

When I do personal narratives, I usually hammer on ideas and voice.
When I do business letters, organization and conventions are a focus.
Essays emphasize organization and ideas.
Poetry/creative writing is perfect for voice and word choice.

Sentence fluency and conventions are things I work on constantly. At a certain point in the year -- like right around now, actually -- I've covered all of the traits pretty well and now just cherry-pick small things from each to work on.

When I grade, I use a six traits rubric but usually pay special attention to the traits that are a focus.

Hope this helps ... good luck. The two items are definitely complementary to each other.
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Read In the Middle by Nancie Atwell. Your questions will be answered.
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