Hey! Thanks for stopping by to check out the last post in my ELA block blog series! If you missed any of the other posts in the series, you can click on the links below.
I teach writing using a workshop model. Students have a mini lesson each day and the majority of the writing time is spent independently working on their own writing piece.
I do not teach using writing prompts. Instead, I teach in units of study (personal narrative, informational, opinion). Students can choose their own writing topic within our current unit of study. Every unit contains mini lessons to help students learn to generate their own topics. Allowing them to choose their own writing topic gets them more excited and invested in the writing.
Here is a look at our daily breakdown:
Mini Lesson: 10-15 minutes
Work Time: 25-35 minutes
Share Time: 5 minutes
Helpful Writing Resources!
And that’s a wrap! Now you have an inside look at my entire ELA block! I hope that it helped to give you some new ideas!
Have a Not So Wimpy day!