What will 3rd graders be doing in reader's and writer's workshop?
In reader's workshop we will be discussing strategies that good readers use while reading. These strategies help them gain a better understanding of what they read.
6+1 Traits of Writing: Traits of good writing include:
Ideas: A clear point, message, theme or storyline, backed by important, carefully chosen details and supportive information.
Organization: How a piece of writing is structured and ordered.
Voice: The fingerprints of the writer on the page - the writer's own special, personal style coming through in the words, combined with concern for the informational needs and interests of the audience.
Word Choice: Language, phrasing, and the knack for choosing the "just right" word to get the message across.
Sentence Fluency: The rhythm and sound of the writing as it's read aloud.
Conventions: Editorial correctness and attention to any detail a copy editor would review.
Presentation: A look that is pleasing to the eye.
~Northwest Regional Educational laboratory