While visiting P.S. 247 in Brooklyn, New York, we were able to see the work the students were doing as we walked the building. Outside every classroom was examples of each of the steps in writing workshop for a particular unit of study. Whether it was poetry, fiction, or author studies, the work was displayed. Learning was evident.
This picture shows the writing process. Under each topic: planning, drafting, revising, editing, publishing; are samples of that part of the process. These samples are from an upper grade classroom.
This bulletin board located in a hallway, it is about authors. It is a study the children did on various authors. It is not just a simple piece written like the author, but a researched poster on the author the child chose.
This is a sample of a first grade bulletin board. It is about a particular author the class studied. It is from the Unit of Study: Authors As Mentors.
The next two pictures are of the same board. It is on poetry. The first picture is of the entire board. You can see the art work around the board. This was done in their art class and was in a particular artist's style. Then each student wrote poetry for those pictures. The next picture is the piece that the teacher wrote explaining what the students did.