Writing Workshop at Whittier Elementary School

For many years, I have taught writing in the Seattle public schools as part of Seattle Arts and Lectures’ award-winning Writers in the Schools (WITS) program. I typically spend two months working in an elementary or middle grade school with one grade level guiding them through the process of writing a story from idea to finished book complete with a colorful cover and chopstick binding. This year, I worked with third grades at Whittier elementary.

Here is a blog post about Teaching Story Structure using one student’s work as an example: https://salwits.wordpress.com  

Clare Meeker Childrens Author and the Third graders at Whittier elementary
(Above: Ms. McGrath’s third grade class with their finished books)

Clare Meeker Children's author and the last day of the writing workshop when students share their finished stories.
(Above: The last day of the writing workshop when students share their finished stories.)