In the Writer’s Workshop curriculum, students are encouraged to reflect on times in their lives when they have been “writers” and the goals and direction they have as an “author.”
Teachers invite children to do all the things a writer does: research, explore, collect, interview, talk, read, brainstorm, collaborate, pre-write, draft, revise, edit and publish. Traditional language arts programs often provide a narrow window or set time for writing in the classroom. The Writer’s Workshop approach “catches” students in the act of writing both inside and outside of a workshop setting.
Through the encouragement of their teachers, students learn the proper techniques and motivations of a good writer and implement them into their full curriculum.