Mid-Workshop teaching Point:
“I’m so happy to see that all of you are working so hard during this writer’sworkshop. I’
ve already heard some of you rereading your work and making greatrevisions. After you reread and revise your writing you can revise your illustrations. One way to do this is by adding details to your pictures that appear inyour writing. I have an illustration that I drew to go along with the story I read toyou earlier. I drew a dog because I mentioned in my story that Kate had a dogwith her in the park. The dog I drew is just plain white with no color. I wrote in
my story that Kate’s dog was black with white spots. I think I’ll revise my
illustrations by adding those details to my drawing of
Bring students back to the carpet to share work that demonstrates the objective of the lesson.
“When I was looking over Jason’s writing I
noticed that he wrote about asunny day at the park. Jason revised his writing by adding a bright yellow
sun to his illustration”.
“I noticed that Jenna
was using her finger to help her reread her writing.Jenna saw that she misspelled a word. She wrote the correct spelling of
that word above the misspelled word. This revision makes Jenna’s writingeasier to understand”.
Students should be able to recognize mistakes in the teacher’s story and
make necessary revisions.
Students should be able to reread their writing by following along withtheir finger.