THE WRITING & READING WORKSHOP: Engaging the Adolescent

Language Arts

We know student choice in reading materials and writing topics increases lifelong literacy, but how can one teacher manage it all?  Using Nancie Atwell’s third edition of her popular text In the Middle (wit 80% new material), we’ll explore details and procedures for organizing, launching, and maintaining successful writing and reading workshops.  With hundreds of mini-lessons, mentor texts, techniques for teaching multiple genres and for conferring with students on their reading and writing, Atwell’s new edition “is everything I’ve learned over the past three decades that makes writing-reading workshop the only logical way to teach English.”  Author and creativity coach Deb Lund (who began teaching writing/reading workshops a few years before Nancie) is excited to be your guided and invisible teaching partner in this writing intensive, transformational course.

Appropriate for teachers grades 4-12.   The Atwell text is about $50.


We advise you to review and download a summary of the course syllabus before registering. Summary

Choose Level

Group Registration

Tell a Friend


$40-50 text fee (or $20 to rent) to be paid to or another bookseller of your choice. The text may also be available at local and school libraries for free.


I absolutely enjoyed the course and am looking forward to implementing methods taught on a regular basis within my classroom.

Yvonne A.

You Might Also Be Interested In

Course No. ED465c, ED565c

Tuition $195 ‑ $280

Quarter Credits 3

This course helps young writers generate ideas for their writing. It will ignite their imagination and encourage their creativity. Writing prompts are an excellent tool for inspiration. Your K-12 students will have fun developing ideas. They may use brainstorming or written, visual or video prompts to come up with fun and exiting ways to express themselves. Designed for students with diverse learning styles. Gather some collegues, group learning is encouraged!

All Courses in Language Arts