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Best Practices: Writing workshop at VCES

1st grade
kinder writing
Writing workshop is designed in the same way reading workshop is: to maximize student work time and minimize teacher talk time. At least four days a week, students in all grade levels write narratives, opinion pieces, or reports about topics that are of importance to them following the writing process.
The writing process approach to writing instruction has been proven to be an effective method for elementary school students.  This process is the arc of each writing workshop unit at VCES.
The writing process:
Pre-writing: prewriting
Planning and outlining: planning
Drafting: drafting
Revising: revising
Publishing: publishing