As part of our "Writer's Workshop", students will be writing each day. A writer's notebook (binder) will be kept in class for each student. Students will have control over their writing and choose topics for which to write. It is a good idea for students to keep a list of ideas for meaningful writing topics at home as well as in school. Throughout the year students will be assessed on productivity and participation in the "Writer's Workshop". They will also be asked to reflect on their own writing.
We are now working on how to write a narrative essay. This will involve reading closely, rereading and analyzing what we read. Students will then think deeply and formulate a claim about what they have read. They will learn the formula for composing this type of essay. Although most writing is done in class, students may need to work on a writing piece outside of class.