Great things happen at schools when theory and practice intersect. At Wonderland, we are improving teaching and learning by becoming a Writing Workshop school. Working with Dahlia Dallal, founder of Literacy Partners, an educational professional development provider focused on improving the teaching of reading and writing in schools, our teachers are tapping into the power of literacy to educate, empower and inspire our students.
Through instruction based on the explicit modeling of strategies, students develop authentic pieces of writing such as essays, memoirs, poetry, and narratives while becoming impassioned readers and writers. “Watermelon Stories,” “Bubble Maps,” and “Seed Ideas” are just some of the creative and engaging concepts our students practice in our writing workshops.