In groups of three-four, the writer reads her piece aloud. Afterwards the responders and the writer freewrite for ten minutes on the following questions. The freewrites can be used in order to begin the workshop.
Freewrite about your own piece using the following questions as prompts.
Freewrite about the piece using the following questions as prompts.
Another variation of this is to have someone in the group read the writer's essay aloud. This gives the writer a new perspective on her essay--to hear it read by someone else. The writer could either freewrite to the writer prompts or freewrite to the responder prompts as if she is a responder to her own essay.