- Interview each other and parents to find out why and when writers write
- Discover where published writers get their ideas
- Begin "notebooking" their ideas
The year-long Writing Workshop should eventually culminate in a publishable piece of writing for each student. How? All the necessary ingredients are right there in their notebooks, which are filled with ideas they can build on to create a finished piece worthy of publication.
Students interview parents and each other to gather information about why and when people write.
This lesson helps answer the question: what should I write about? Students discover where published writers get their ideas.
This lesson introduces "notebooking" and independent writing. Before starting their own notebooks, students read and learn from models.