How do elementary teachers describe the impact of writers' workshop on students as writers?





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The focus of this capstone has helped to show how Writers' Workshop is a great curriculum tool in producing strong, confident writers. Writers' Workshop is a decades old tool that is traced back to Nancy Atwell and of which has served as the main writing curriculum in many school districts for the past thirty years. There are three main components that are vital to Writers' Workshop and require training and support to implement properly. Writers' Workshop has slipped in common use in school districts for many reasons which has put a strain on the classroom teacher. Many teachers are interested in the continued use of Writers' Workshop if the district is able to provide support as needed. The future of Writers' Workshop is concerning however, many districts are attempting to focus once again on using Writers' Workshop as mainstay in the classroom setting

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