This week has been so gratifying in Writers’ Workshop. We continued to focus on stretching out our words and rereading our sentences as we added new words to make sure that we get all the sounds down on the paper. The students have branched out and written so many new stories without worrying about getting the words perfect, but just trying their best. We had students dealing with new issues they had never had before: like finding out what to do when you run out of space on the lines and you have more words you want to write or when your story has more than one picture to go along with it. We taught the students how writers use different tools to help them write. We also used alphabet charts to match sounds to letters. The students blew me away with their writing!