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Monday, October 12, 2015


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I would love to read the conversation regarding this topic. I would greatly appreciate it if you'd tell me how to subscribe to the fee. At our school we just started implementing Writer's workshop and I would love to see how others are facilitating writing . Thank you


Hi, Diana -
These are questions that the primary grade teachers at Opal School posed - ones that they're paying close attention to as they engage in Story Workshop. Story Workshop is an approach being developed at Opal School that takes many of the tenets of Writers Workshop and considers the roles of play and the arts in supporting literacy.
If you'd like to learn more about Story Workshop, you could search this blog for that term, order our study guide, Geography of Story Workshop (http://www.portlandcm.org/teaching-and-learning/educational-materials), or see our videos and read our text focus on how Story Workshop supports diverse learners (http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102801309613-636/StoryWorkshop_VSAPublication_FINAL_Compressed.pdf & https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJVtbFRTqqS-JGHIMRo3RB7v0jQNtUB72).
I'm curious: What do you see as the role of play in supporting writers?

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