9th grade writing using the writer's workshop





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The question addressed was: What does a 9th grade writing curriculum look like, incorporating a writer's workshop? It documents one teacher's plan to create a year-long 9th grade writing curriculum, using a writer's workshop, only to find that writing cannot be taught using the same materials for all students each year. Teachers need to teach to the strengths and weaknesses of their current students. In the final product, the author models how to assess students and use that assessment to guide instruction. In her research, Tschirhart-Jones found that the most important factor in writing achievement is allowing students time to write, which is the heart of the writer's workshop. She shares the different parts of the writer's workshop and how this can benefit high school students. She also shares how to adapt this model to the different constraints of a secondary classroom and how to create lessons for it.

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