Kindergarten Teacher Jennifer Blackman has been using a Writer’s Workshop approach in her classroom.
The great thing about this approach is that students choose their own topics, write about subjects they are excited about, and are able to spend time finishing or continuing their projects for as long as they want.
We have student-authored books about fire safety, a treasure map for classmates to follow, a labeled mask, a biography of Cleopatra, and a report about the planets, to name just a few!
Students are increasingly excited about becoming authors, as well as motivated to learn the mechanics of writing. Beyond the morning writing block, the kindergarteners also choose to write during free time and at home.
The children are excited to share their writing with friends and adults at school.
A guest teacher recently reported that students complained when their writing time seemed too short!
These young learners LOVE to write!