Writer's Workshop in Middle School
I am a second year teacher who teaches writing and grammar. I started using Writer's Workshop this year, and I AND the kids absolutely love it. I have students who refused to do anything last year working on and excited about writing.
My struggle is managing conferences. I feel like I spend too long with each student and then it takes forever to get through the whole class. I'm trying to set goals and hold them accountable for what they need individually, but I don't feel like I'm managing my time well. In a 55 minute period, I am only getting to 3-5 students. I'd love to know how you run your conferences in writer's workshop at the middle school level.