1st Edition

Day by Day Refining Writing Workshop Through 180 Days of Reflective Practice

By Ruth Ayres, Stacey Shubitz Copyright 2010

    Have you ever wanted your own personal writing coach to help improve your teaching of writing? How about two personal writing coaches? In Day by Day, Stacey Shubitz and Ruth Ayres, creators of the popular blog Two Writing Teachers, guide you through the trials and tribulations of a whole year of writing workshop. ' Day by Day is organized around six fundamental components of writing workshoproutines, mini-lessons, choice, mentors, conferring, and assessment. Each component is broken down into ten-day sections. Each section includes a detailed discussion, a challenge that teachers can apply immediately,' and questions to help teachers assess the process to see what went right, what went wrong, and, most importantly, why.' Ruth and Stacey also provide daily encouragement, support, practical strategies, tips, advice, and everything you need to run an effective writing workshop that meets the needs of all the different writers in your classroom.

    Introduction; Chapter 1: Routines; Chapter 2: Mini-Lessons; Chapter 3: Choice; Chapter 4: Mentors; Chapter 5: Conferring; Chapter 6: Assessment; Closing Thoughts


    Ruth Ayres spends her days helping students find meaning in their stories and encouraging teachers to refine the art of teaching writing. Christi Overman, a second-grade teacher, lives in Indiana with her two children, Ian and Brenna, and her husband, Evan.

    Stacey Shubitz is an author, independent literacy consultant, and a graduate of The Literacy Specialist Program at Teachers College. She is the Chief of Operations and Lead Writer for Two Writing Teachers, a popular blog about the teaching of writing.