Writer’s Workshop gives students the opportunity to write in a variety of genres and helps foster a love of writing. It also allows us to meet the needs of students by differentiating instruction on information gathered throughout the daily workshop experience. Each day begins with a mini-lesson that targets a specific writing skill. Following the mini-lesson, students are given independent writing time, while the teacher holds writing conferences to discuss writing practices with individual students/groups. Students also participate in “sharing sessions” whereseveral students are chose to share their work while all others listen. The students are taught to carefully listen to each author and give positive praise once the author is finished.