Hello everyone, I have a question, I am currently covering a maternity leave in a 3rd grade class. However, my concern is the writing period. I feel so dumb, I am totally confused... I have such a hard time teaching mini-lessons at the beginning of each writing period each day. I do try to focus on what I notice in my students writing, but once i'm done doing a mini-lesson and have students writing, what do I do when some are finished before others??? Am I suppose to have a couple writing topics they could choose from when they are done with for instance: the poems we are working on for the week, or a narrative we are working for the week???? I do not know if i'm making any sense. Would it be possible if anyone could send me a lesson plan that shows a sample week of a writing period. So maybe I could get an idea of what a Mon-Fri. writing block should consist of. Thanks.