Balanced Literacy Part 2: Writers' Workshop P27-159-F09
(Balanced Literacy Part 2: Writers' Workshop P27-159-F09)

Facilitated by a veteran NYC teacher, participants will learn how to create a classroom environment that supports effective writing instruction for all learners, including struggling writers and English Language Learner. The components of writers' workshop are explored, with attention paid to creating effective mini-lessons and holding meaningful conferences to drive instruction. Both formal and informal assessment instruments will be examined in order to improve planning. Participants will share their analyses of children's texts to identify anchor texts that can be used to model writing. Participants also will take one piece of their own writing through the writing process to experience writing instruction firsthand.