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The Writing Workshop: Working through the Hard Parts (And They’re All Hard Parts)
by Katie Wood Ray
A practical, comprehensive, and illuminating guide for both new and experienced teachers that confronts the challenges of the writing workshop head-on.
Ray, Katie Wood. 2001. Writing Workshop, The: Working through the Hard Parts (And They're All Hard Parts). Urbana, IL: NCTE.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students examine leads in existing texts and create alternative leads for them before revising leads in their own writing.
Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students examine great leads in children's literature before writing or revising a lead in their own writing.
Grade K | Lesson Plan | Unit
This lesson encourages young students to see themselves as writers with a message to convey. Three types of reports are provided to show what kindergartners and emergent writers can do.