• Writing Workshop Resources Home

  • Welcome

    Welcome to the Fullerton School District Writing Workshop Resources Page.  As we learn more about Writing Workshop, we will be able to list more resources to support our students grow as independent, thoughtful, and innovative writers.

    Two sources that you may find of value:
    https://readingandwritingproject.org/resources/documents-to-support-units-of-study
    https://readingandwritingproject.org/resources/units-of-study-implementation

    Writing Workshops in FSD

    Defining Writing Workshops in FSD
    Writing Workshop 1 (WW1) (3 days):  Research and theory behind writing workshop, workshop structure, narrative writing, establishing writing workshop in your classroom; unpacking Lucy Calkin’s Units of Study
    Writing Workshop 2 (WW2) (2 days):  Day 1- Informative Writing; Day 2 Opinion/ Argument Writing
    Writing Workshop 3 (WW3) (1 day): Lesson Study or Lab Days; This is a study lesson where you will see the WW principles in action in a classroom.  Our presenters will share their lesson plan with you and then go into the classroom to teach the lesson as you observe.  Then, the team will meet to debrief the lesson and then write their own lesson.  Participants who volunteer will then do the lesson in a classroom.

  • Basic Resources for Teachers and Administrators

    WRITING WORKSHOP INFORMATION 2018-2019  Click on the link provided for more information on Writing Workshop Development in 2018-2019.

    FEEDBACK:  Writing Workshop is designed to offer constructive feedback to students in a timely, focused manner.  Learn more at Workshop Feedback.

    CD-ROM RESOURCES:

    CD-ROM Resources

    Included in the Units of Study is a CD-ROM of resources.  Since most laptops no longer have CD-ROMs, it will be difficult to access these resources.  

    The best way is to follow directions on the insert.  However, this insert did not exist last year.

    The second is for teachers to access the resources is to go to Heinemann online.  Here are the directions: 
    1. Go to http://www.heinemann.com
    2. Create an account by clicking on Sign In at the top right of the page.
    3. After creating an account, you will get to the welcome page
    4. In the box next to Register, go ahead and put in the code pertaining to your grade level.
    Kindergarten is wuos_k.  First is wuos_gr1.  Second is wuos_gr2.  Third is wuos_gr3.  Fourth is wuos_gr4.  Fifth is wuos_gr5. (The code is different if you have the insert in your box.)

    The other way to access it is through this “Dropbox” like application.  However, it is not as organized.  I took the files off of the CD-ROMs and placed them in folders.  Here are the directions: 
    1. Go to https://drive.fullertonsd.org/data/public/951ef6
    2. Click on file.
    3. Files are organized by grade level.
    4. If you have any problems, please let me know.  The files are large so you may want to hardwire.

    PLC GUIDE FOR ARGUMENT/OPINION:  Julie Graham created this document in Google Docs to help teachers collaborate together during PLC groups as they develop Writing Workshop units.  This version is a template in Google that you can download to your Google Drive and make your own: https://drive.google.com/a/myfsd.org/previewtemplate?id=1dp7CF4BvrgeTdMoRblJKrOB5BhK4XEu7jeWnOu_yd1g&mode=domain.  It specifically list items that can be done during a PLC and acts as a step-by-step guide with resources and additional information to help teachers through the process of making Writing Workshop fit the needs of the students  If you wish to view it as a Word Document, then choose this version: WritingPLCGuideOpinionArgument.docx

    GROWING EXTRAORDINARY WRITERS ARTICLE:  "Growing Extraordinary Writers: Leadership Decisions to Raise the Level of Writing Across a School and a District" by Lucy Calkins and Mary Ehrenworth.  Read this article to find out more: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/trtr.1499/full  

  • Launching Your Writing Workshop Resources

    Launching Your TK/K Writing Workshop: At this link, you will find the presentation agenda with links and resources for the Launching Your TK/K Writing Workshop presentation.  There are many links to wonderful resources vetted by our own Acacia teachers at your grade level.  Use your myfsd account for viewing access.

    Launching Your 1/2 Writing Workshop: At this link, you will find the presentation agenda with links and resources for the Launching Your 1/2 Writing Workshop presentation.  There are many links to wonderful resources vetted by our own Acacia teachers at your grade level.  Use your myfsd account for viewing access.

    Launching Your 4th Grade Writing Workshop:  At this link, you will find the presentation agenda with links and resources for the Launching Your 4th Grade Writing Workshop presentation.  There are many links to wonderful resources vetted by our own Acacia teachers at your grade level.  Use your myfsd account for viewing access.

    Launching Your 5th/6th Grade Writing Workshop:  At this link, you will find the presentation agenda with links and resources for the Launching Your 4th Grade Writing Workshop presentation.  There are many links to wonderful resources vetted by our own Acacia teachers at your grade level. Use your myfsd account for viewing access.

    Writing Workshop Overview Videos

    In this block, an overview of the writing workshop process will be featured.

    High school ELA teacher, incorporates choice and social issues into writing workshop in this video features on the Teaching Channel. Students are given a choice in what they write.  See the video to see how he organizes the classroom in a writing workshop model that works in a secondary classroom.