Table of Contents

I. Building a Strong Foundation
1. Writing Workshop: A Happy Place Where We Make Stuff
2. Work, Space, and Time: Writing Workshop Right from the Start
3. Wrapping Strong Arms Around the Writing Workshop: Children Learning About Language All Day Long
4. How Our Youngest Writers Use the Writing Process to Help Them Make Books
II. Understanding the Teaching
5. Looking Closely at Minilessons: Whole-Class Teaching That Fills the Workshop with Possibilities
6. Organizing for Thoughtful Instruction with Units of Study
7. Assessment: Learning All We Can About the Authors
8. Teaching Into and Out of the Work of Individual Children: Writing Conferences and Share Times
III. An Overview of Units of Study
A. The Kinds of Things Writers Make and How We'll Make Them in This Room
B. Where Writers Get Ideas
C. How to Read Like Writers
D. Finding Writing Mentors
E. How to Structure Texts in Interesting Ways
F. How to Make Illustrations Work Better with Written Text
G. How to Have Better Peer Conferences
H. Literary Nonfiction
I. How to Use Punctuation in Interesting Ways
J. Poetry
K. Revision