Writer’s Workshop Units to Support Student’s Attitude and Achievement in Writing

Writing is a powerful tool and essential skill for all students. It allows students to communicate, develop their knowledge, and reflect on what they have learned. Writing is meant to be a process, with brainstorming, drafts, revising, editing, and publishing. All too often teachers do not devote enough time to the instruction of writing, due to lack of time or insufficient training. The purpose of this project is to provide curriculum in the form of three writing units (Narrative, Informational, and Opinion) using writer’s workshop strategies. These units provide a framework and protocols for teachers to work from, so they can provide writing instruction that is engaging, relevant, and challenges upper elementary school students to become better writers.