I did writer's workshop last year and I have to say as a teacher it was the worst thing I did all year. I want to change that and make it better. I have read TONS of books about writer's workshop and the organization of it, but the mini lesson part is still confusing. What lessons do you start with? Where do you get the lessons? (my standard course of study is very slim when it comes to writing, it only really has conventions down and nothing else) For each genre how do you know what mini lessons work best? I have the 6 and 1 Traits book and LOVE it but I need something more organized when it comes to a year long plan. I should say I need something that goes either month by month or week by week. I would love to map out the year but I have NO idea where to begin!! HELP!!!!