Writing Workshop: Grades 3 - 6

English Language Arts


This course is designed for educators, classroom teachers, and curriculum specialists who are committed to creating classrooms using the richly literate writing workshop model.

During this course, participants will tackle, headfirst, the following topics:

  • the classroom structures that support inquiry and collaboration 
  • strategies to help make the workshop go smoothly from the get go, including setting up systems that will be crucial to the success of writing workshop 
  • student and teacher roles throughout the workshop – during the mini-lesson, writing time, mid-workshop mini lesson and the share

In addition, participants will practice how to help students write well-crafted narrative and expository texts; address the importance of assessment-based instruction; learn methods of holding our students accountable for doing their best work; and study literature to help students craft their writing.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers and Specialists, Grades 3 - 6


10 PDPs


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.