Category Archives: Writing

Connecting Our Reading Curriculum to Writer’s Workshop

Connecting reading and writing is natural in the early grades.  Right now, in our first grade reading curriculum, we are working on identifying the main idea and supporting details in a text.  We have used a graphic organizer to help us keep track of our thinking.  This same graphic organizer led itself right into our

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Writer’s Workshop Sharing Circle

I’ve often said that there is nothing better than Writer’s Workshop in Kindergarten… except Writer’s Workshop in first grade!   It’s week 2, and we’re already writing books!  Sharing Circle is part of our Writer’s Workshop culture.  We usually begin our workshop with a writing lesson, followed by a large chunk of time dedicated to

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