Monday, June 13, 2011
Will You be my Guinea Pigs?!
I've just finished typing up a really long document for my workshop. Of course, I'll talking in more detail about Lucy Calkins' Units of Study for Teaching Writing and Writer's Workshop in general, but I tried to make a nice resource packet for the participants. I have been typing for so long that I have to quit for the day, so I thought I'd post the resource for anyone who's interested. It gives lots of information about my approach to writing which is something I've been asked about quite a bit in emails. So, hopefully this will give you a better glimpse into my classroom. The last three pages are three documents I created to teach memoirs, because I plan on doing an interactive activity with the teachers at my two sessions. If you take a look at the document, I would LOVE feedback. I really want to make sure that I make the writing session worthwhile for everyone in attendance, so I figured that I'd make you my guinea pigs! If In addition to this resource, I created an anchor chart PowerPoint and have compiled a few sample mini-lessons from the UofS website. I will have both sets of books, several mentor texts and additional resources that obviously aren't in this post, but I want to primarily see what you all think of the packet. Please let me know what you think! This is my very first workshop, and I am super nervous. It's a big one! Thanks in advance!