Chapter 2 stresses the importance of time, guidelines, spaces, and experience when writing. Ray states how the class will often establish guidelines, vary in wording, for the workshop period. This picture states such guidelines for this class as well as how the spacing for the period works. Both this classroom and the one Ray describe embody and open use of the classroom, however Ray's sets expectations for students before they start working wherever and this classroom does not.
So many great ideas for launching a Writer's Workshop! Detailed ideas for starting and organizing writer's workshop. Lessons on setting expectations, conferencing, mini-lessons, and so much more! Specific elementary grade units for personal narratives, fiction narratives, and poetry.