By Paula Jensvold
Teaching about invitations can be a difficult thing in school. Invitations are typically “at home” writing experiences because they deal mainly with celebrations such as birthdays. Many children have received an invitation at some time in the mail. And writing their own invitations is always an exciting experience, because it usually signals a special event is about to happen!
Always end Writers’ Workshop with a sharing circle. A sharing circle is a great way to reflect on the day’s writing or even teach something new. Children learn best from listening to other children’s writing. Even though it takes extra minutes in your day, don’t forget to meet in a circle and wrap up!