I've spent the summer reading about and trying to plan RW and WW for my classes this year. I found out my bell schedule and it is so bizarre. I have all of my classes for 45 minutes on Monday. The other four days, I see each class twice for 90 minutes I've planned and planned and I feel lost and scared about what the right way to handle this is. So, I've decided: Monday - Writer's Workshop MiniLesson Status of the Class Independent Reading Closure Other Two Classes - Reader's Workshop Mini Lesson - 15 min. Class Novel Read Aloud - 15 min. Discussion - 10 min. Status of the Class - 5 min. Independent Reading - 30 min. Journaling -10 min. Wrap Up -5 min. Just so I'm clear, I need someone to tell me I've got this right... During indep. reading or writing, I'm walking around and conferencing with the kids. They can either be: RW A. Reading B. Journaling C. Conferencing with me D. Small group discussions (?) WW A. Brainstorming B. Drafting C. Conferencing with me or classmate D. Editing/Revising Do this sound right/okay? Am I missing anything??? And, I'm trying to create a theme around each unit. This has always been my weakness. I'm no good at it. I'm sure that is for another thread though.