The Writer's Workshop launched by teaching strategies for coming
up with seed ideas for writing personal narratives. To improve their
writing even more, students emulated mentor texts and conferred with the
teacher and their peers to put to practice the various skills they
learned in the writer's workshop. Students demonstrated an understanding
of the writing process and the characteristics of quality personal
narratives. They are now being introduced to non-narrative (essay)
writing with a focus on persuasive essays.