I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Writers Workshop. Here is a glimpse of how it works in my classroom.
I start my mini-lesson. We have been working on storytelling to tell "more". A student practices her oral story telling and the class helps to compose the message You can see we shared the pen on this writing.
The students are then released to write their own stories, while I meet with a small group of students.
Towards the conlusion of Writers Workshop, my small group students (4-5) share their writing under the document camera.
The remaining students share their writing with their writing partners then place their drafts in their writing pocket.
Students self-select a piece to publish every 2-3 weeks. They are displayed under the white board. A perfect place!