Lucy Calkins' Writers Workshop Training: Benefits for our Students!

What an honor it was to attend the Lucy Calkins’ Writer’s Workshop training this summer! We cannot begin to tell you how wonderful it was to be trained by an educator who has taught the program in a classroom filled with second graders! It was truly an invaluable experience and we are so excited to implement the program, as well as all the ideas we received, into our classrooms. We know the children are going to love the authentic writing that this program encourages. Thank you Foundation!! We are so grateful to you for bringing the experts to us!

What is Reading and Writing Workshop?

Just imagine stepping into a painting workshop where beautiful works of art are being created. The teacher, an artist herself, welcomes everyone as artists. She gathers the class together for a few moments to demonstrate a brush stroke they might want to try. The class listens and watches and then on the signal, “Off you go,” returns to their own work of art to continue painting. Some artists are just starting by imagining what they will create; others are in the middle of their paintings and have decided to try the new brush stroke just shown by the teacher. Other artists are completing their paintings and proceeding to start new ones. As the artists work, the teacher circulates aroun

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