Connecting Composing Strategies, Digital Literacies, and Disciplinary Content to the Common Core
1. Creating Illustrations and Text during Writing Workshop (Kindergarten)
This teaching case describes Carol’s implementation of a modified writing workshop to offset a perceived decline in student vocabulary skills. Carol discussed the steps and purposes of a writing workshop, then asked students to create artwork (scarecrows) to build vocabulary, develop visual literacy, and generate writing ideas. This teaching case includes a description of the conferencing provided to one student.