Writer's Workshop Schedule

          Although the schedule I use in my class is not ideal, it is the most practical schedule I can fit in a school day.  I do teach writing daily.  Whenever I feel guilty about not spending the time writing deserves (and needs) I try to make myself feel better with the thought that many teachers do not teach writing daily, or as a craft. That makes me feel a little better! :)

My Daily Schedule

10-13 minutes Mini-lesson
15 minutes Independent Writing
2-3 minutes Share time
30 minutes total  


An Ideal Schedule

10 minutes Silent Writing
12-15 minute Mini-lesson
30 minutes Independent Writing
5 minutes Share time
60 minutes total  




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