Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Creative writing (Elementary);
The act of writing is a natural process and should be treated as such. For children seven years and older, writing usually is not a linear act that follows a prescribed set of steps in a particular order, but a recursive process in which writers move forward and back through the different components of writing to make meaning. A classroom that includes writers workshops, or groups of children working together to interact about writing, must incorporate several important elements to allow this recursive, natural process to happen. These elements include classroom organization, ample writing time, models of writing, teacher instruction of language elements, and opportunities to conference with the teacher and others about writing.
This article provides background information on the writing process and the elements that are necessary to make the process successful. The article shares a teacher's experience in implementing writers workshops into a third grade classroom.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Jeanne McLain Harms
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©2000 Gale L. Nagunst
Nagunst, Gale L., "Elements of writers workshops in a third grade classroom" (2000). Graduate Research Papers. 1256.