Discipline: Professional Resources

Copyright: 2019

Grade(s): K - 6

Imprint: Heinemann

Author(s): Matt Glover

If you believe that all students should have opportunities to write in genres of their choice but aren’t sure how, Matt Glover is here to help. In Craft and Process Studies, Matt makes a compelling case for raising student engagement and writing quality by allowing students to choose the genre they want to write in. Then he shows you how with 17 possible units, divided into craft and process studies, that teach important writing skills while also providing opportunities for choice of genre. Matt uses a predictable structure for each unit that includes suggestions for:

  • applicable grade ranges
  • time of year to try
  • key unit goals and questions
  • mentor texts
  • minilesson topics
  • conferring goals.

With key teaching points, ideas for how to fit the units into your existing curriculum, and strategies to overcome common roadblocks, Matt gives you all the specific how-to’s for implementing the studies even in school settings where writing units are already set.  And with over 40 classroom videos, you’ll see the power of this work in action.