These past two days I have been having random thoughts about my writing workshop. I have been on amazon to look at books and of course I have found some. I am really interested in Barry Lane’s books about revision. That is something I need my students to work on. Don’t we all? I have also read other people’s blogs to get ideas. My mind is just racing with all the things I want to do. I need to sit down and write out what I want to do with writing workshop. Last year went ok, but I need to do better. On the Two Writing Teacher’s blog there was a post about sharing. I need to let my students share more. We do share, but not enough.
Yesterday, I read Ralph Fletcher’s book A Writer’s Notebook. I didn’t even know I had the book until I searched through my library. I got it for my birthday and didn’t even remember. I guess because the cover is different. That book has a lot of insight on what to do with a writer’s notebook. My questions have been answered. It’s weird how your questions can be answered with a simple little book.
Today, I need to focus on one aspect of my writing workshop and see how I can make it better. I need to analyze what worked and what didn’t work.
What works in your writing workshops?