Table of Contents

  • Okay, I Got the Twenty-Five Notebooks—Now What?
  • What Do the First Six Weeks Look Like?
  • How Do I Teach Writing? Structuring Minilessons
  • What Do I Teach? Twelve Minilessons that Pave the Way to Wondrous Writing
  • How Do I Balance Student Choice with Teacher-Directed Writing?
  • Have You Seen the Range I Teach? Inspiring a Diverse Set of Learners
  • How Do I Teach Writing During Reading?
  • Do I Really Have to Run a Mini–Random House? Bringing Balance to Revising, Editing, and Publishing
  • How Do I Keep Assessment Easy? Observations, Writing Conferences, and Looking at Student Work


  • Anecdotal Notes Conference Form
  • Writing Scoring Form