Writing Workshop Wednesday Link Up

I’m starting a new Weekly Link Up. It’s called “Writer’s Workshop Wednesday (WWW)” Original right? Whatever, it’s Wednesday my originality left this morning between inside recess, boy with his head under his desk, boy that tied his shirt sleeve in a knot (with his arm in it), “teacher my tummy hurts” (times four) and the flying pencil caper. No, that’s not the name of a new picture book, it’s a synopsis of my day, but hey it could be, this is “Writing Workshop Wednesday.”
I decided to start this weekly linky party 1 Because I truly LOVE   
Writing Workshop time, and 2 because the new common core are CENTERED on writing, writing, writing, and 3 I have had others ask me about my WW and what I do, so I thought I’d try and put it all down here, and hopefully you will too. But most importantly; I want to learn and grow from all of you great teachers.  Selfish I know, but I WAS the one with the flying pencil caper!
SO post #1 of Writing Workshop Wednesday Link Up
For the past few weeks our unit of study has been Informational Text-Nonfiction text that gives us information or teaches us something-“how to” stories.
I began by pulling some books from our nonfiction tub, I brought some from home such as cookbooks, how to manuals, and magazines. We looked through them, read them, “noticed” things about them, and recorded what we noticed. I showed them how many how-to books started with Firstthen progressed to next, then, and finally or last.
I had them brainstorm things they know a lot about and wrote them out on chart paper.
 After my mini-lessons I always have my kids tell me what they are going to write about before they leave the carpet area. We then get our supplies and go to our desks.
We then have quiet 10. That’s 10 minutes of WRITING ONLY. EVERY DAY.  No talking, no drawing, no getting up, no questions, no bathroom, just writing or thinking about what we’re writing. Quietly. I got this idea from this book
by Jennifer Jacobson’s and I love it. It sets in their mind something to write and gives those that like it quiet (like me) time to sort through their thoughts and ideas.
That’s the beginning of my WW next Wednesday we’ll chat about a bit more.
I hope you link up I’d really like to know what your WW looks like day to day.
Coming soona video of sharing.
Happy WWW y’all!  



  1. I love this plan, but more because I do not like teaching writing and am excited to know what other people do to love it!

    Chickadee Jubilee

  2. Writing is my biggest struggle so I'm looking forward to learning from others as well! Great idea! : )

  3. I love writing!! We do it all the time in my class...and I have JUST heard about that book - and it's everywhere..I'm trying to get my school to get it so Ican borrow it
    The Teachers’ Cauldron

  4. Love to talk about writing workshop!
    Forever in First

  5. I'm not sure if I could link up. We have a district wide writing program called Step Up to Writing and it's very regimented. I like it, though. Call me crazy, but I like it. :)

  6. I'd like to hear more about it!

  7. So I copied the wrong link in my earlier comment. Ooops. Just ignore that! :) Thank you! And, okay, I will have to think on how to explain it!! :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  8. I love your idea for a WWW. I feel like writing is the area that I struggle with the most in my classroom: especially time management.

    I can't wait to learn more about how other people run their writing workshops!

    First Grade Magic