Table of Contents

Writing Instruction (Teacher Rubric)

Writing Instruction (School Rubric)

CHAPTER 1: Writing Workshop and Writing Process

Essential Books and Resources About Teaching Writing
Providing Writing Workshop Essentials
Putting the Pieces Together
Articulating a Gradual-Release Framework for Teaching Writing
Teaching the Writing Process

CHAPTER 2: Units of Study for Teaching Writing

The Units-of-Study Approach to Teaching Writing
Zeroing In: Genre-Based Units of Study

Writing Poetry, Writing Fiction, Writing Nonfiction, Writing Persuasive Pieces, Writing "Small Moments", Writing Personal Narratives, Writing Memoir, Writing Essays, Writing Essays about Literature, Writing About Issues and Taking a Stand, Writing to a Prompt, Off the Beaten Track

CHAPTER 3: Writing Instruction in the Writing Workshop

Writing Folders and Writer's Notebooks
Mentor Authors, Illustrators, and Mentor Texts
Struggling or Reluctant Writers
Gender and Writing
Technology and Writing
English Language Learners and Writing
Politics and Writing
Families and Writing

CHAPTER 4: Writing Conferences

Conferring with Students Effectively
Supporting Effective Writing Partnerships and Peer Conferences

CHAPTER 5: Word Study and Language Conventions

Introducing Word Study
Phonological Awareness
Teaching Phonics
Word-Solving Strategies
Teaching Vocabulary
Teaching Other Language Conventions: Handwriting, Punctuation, and Grammar
Modifying Word Study for English Language Learners
Communicating with Parents About Word Study


A: Professional Reading Log

B: Anne Klein’s Parent Newsletter About Writing

C: The Writing Process: A Parent Letter from Ben Hart

D: Megan Sloan’s Writing Conference Form

E: Phonological Awareness Development, Prekindergarten–Grade 2