My writer's workshop stinks.
Instead of looking like this:
It looks like this:
Okay, well maybe it's not THAT bad...
I've made a little 'Looks like'/'Sounds like' chart. I've modeled. I've rehearsed. I've done all the right things, and I just can't seem to get it all figured out.
What's a girl to do?
I guess I just don't know what I want. I love talking for processing, but I also need quiet to concentrate. I don't want talkers to disrupt non-talkers. Talking
But if they don't talk, how do they work together and help each other?
Conferencing. Yeah. And that too.
I want to create the same urgency and buzzing that I have during The Daily 5, but I just can't seem to make that happen.
Our school did a book study on Lucy Calkins last year, and we've moved away from the typical 'Writing Stages' organization where the students are on different parts of the process. There are some really wonderful things about that, but organization-wise, I'm really struggling.
I know you're out there! Someone has some great methods for a functioning, buzzing, amazing writer's workshop. Can you help me?
PS: I lack a good PS today. I'm too worried about my flopshop!