I wanted to update everyone that I just uploaded two new videos that show the connection between the reading and writing workshops. The topic of both mini lessons in on using inner voice. During the reading workshop, I ask students to identify areas in the books they are reading where the author used his/her inner voice. I then asked them to make inferences based on the voice of the author. In writing, students were asked to review their personal narrative piece and find places that they could add their inner voice.
We worked on the same strategy (using inner voice) and applied it to both workshops. Students identified during the reading workshop and applied during the writing workshop. This transition is so smooth and easy for the students to understand. Connecting the two workshop with a common teaching point is a great way to help students directly apply their new learning!!!
Check out the videos on my 'classroom happenings' page!