10/29 and 10/30: Writer’s Workshop

Today, students learned about how to participate in a writer’s workshop to help improve their work.

1. Pre-Workshop Questions. When students arrived, they read and edited their own memoir silently and then answered questions 1-3 here: Writer’s Workshop Cover Sheet.

2. Example Writing Workshop. We went through the steps of our workshop here: Memoir Workshop Guidelines (W3). I modeled how to converse in a writer’s workshop by reading my own piece and getting feedback from students as if they were my writing group.

3. Writing Workshop. Students followed the steps of the workshop in their writing groups.

HW: Write out your To-Do List (see download in #1). We will revise our pieces in class on Thursday and Friday after we finish our workshops.