January- Middle School Language Arts
We returned from winter break in full workshop mode. Students worked on drafting and revising pieces of their choice, while our journals and minilessons focused on writing in the informational genre. Our first publishing deadline was February first.
Also in January, students wrote letter essays to their peers about a book they chose to read. By writing to each other (and not just me), they get valuable practice in writing for a specific audience.
In February, they will write to someone of their choice about their reading… some plan to write to authors. In writing workshop, our minilessons will focus on the narrative genre.