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One of my favorite ideas in Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide (Feltcher & Portalupi, 2001) is the chart described on page eighteen, showing students where they could go (among their peers) for help with certain topics.  In the classroom I am currently in, I am learning a lot about delegating tasks to students and giving them responsibilities within the classroom.  It’s such a beneficial relationship for both the students and the teacher.  The students are given a role and authority within the classroom, something they can give back to the classroom community.  Plus, they undoubtedly grow through helping each other, while the teacher can watch and nurture this relationship as well as use the time to complete other tasks or aid a student who specifically needs instructor assistance.