Writing Publications

We have created these publications to support teachers of writing, and they may be used to inform parents as well. Many delve deeper into explanations of why writing workshop is set up as it is, or explore specific craft or genre issues.


Resources


5 Things Want Parents to Know

Flyer to send home to parents

PDF

Notebook Strategies for Poetry

Exercises to help generate poems

PDF

The difference between poetry and prose

Info about line breaks and white space

PDF

Why Writing Workshop

Flyer to send home to parents, share with educators

PDF

Beginning, Middle and End

A writer’s perspective on this common organization lesson

PDF

Interactive Bulletin Boards for Writing

Ideas to make writing process visible

PDF

Hold Readers at a Climax

Craft lesson for narrative genres

PDF

Frequently Used Notebook Strategies

Generate ideas with these exercises. Each can be a mini-lesson.

PDF

Endings: What You Can Teach

Craft explanations, possible mini-lessons

PDF

Beginnings: 3 Examples and Why They Work

Craft explanation, mini-lesson ideas

PDF

How to Assess a Young Writer's Story

Close look at one example

PDF

6 Ways to Celebrate Student Writing

Publication ideas for end of unit

PDF

4 Craft Strategies in "The Leaving Morning"

How to read like a writer

PDF

How to Assess Writers' Notebooks

Strategies for assessment, grading

PDF

How to Read a Poem

Introduction to unique genre

PDF

Supplies for Primary Grade Writing Workshop

Getting started and organization tips

PDF

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