Adapted from the work of James Vopat in his book “Writing Circles: Kids Revolutionize Workshop”, writing circles are a small group instructional strategy designed to increase student engagement while reducing risks associated with creative thinking and communicating ideas. This strategy builds student collaboration skills as they practice peer response, and incorporate practice and student choice in what is assessed and shared. They provide an access point for all learners while allowing you as the teacher to focus on helping your students develop a certain skill. Come and see what Writing Circles are, and how you can use them in any subject area with any grade. Examples will be shared from secondary French students.