How can I help my youngest students become writers?
How can I establish a routine for writing in my classroom?
Why is making books developmentally appropriate?

In Lisa Cleaveland’s classroom, writing workshop is a time every day when her students make books. Katie Wood Ray guides you through the first days in Lisa’s classroom, offering ideas, information, strategies, and tips to show you step by step how you can launch primary writing workshop with beginning writers.

If you’re a new teacher or new to writing workshop, A Teacher’s Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers will show you in clear and simple terms what to do to establish a routine for writing in your classroom, offering you vision, insight, and practical support. If you’re an experienced workshop teacher, Katie and Lisa will help you imagine new possibilities.