Table of Contents

Part 1: Engage

1. Engagement Strategies for Working with Young Writers

2. Writing Workshop: The Essential Components

3. Teaching Charts: Visual Scaffolds for Young Children, English Learners, and Reluctant Writers


Part 2: Teach

4. The Minilesson: Ensuring Learning Through Explicit Instruction

5. Write from Day One: Focused and Guided Writing Practice

6. Launching and Leading Students’ Writing Development: Teaching Strategies and Skills

7. Knowing How to Help: Intervention for Struggling Writers

8. Language Sense: Helping English Learners Write



1 Minilesson Form

2 List of 100 Most Frequently Used Words

3 Kindergarten Writing Paper

4 First Grade Writing Paper

5 First Grade Writing Paper Memory Moment

6 First Grade Editing Checklist

7 First Grade Memory Moment Planning

8 First Grade Writing Paper

9 Second Grade Memory Moment Planning

10 Add-on Writing Planning Paper

11 Favorite Part

12 Additional Writing Paper

13 Bubblegum Stretch

14 My Favorite Word Bank

15 Picture Detail Planning Paper

16 Nonfiction Reading Note-taking Paper: First Grade

17 Nonfiction Reading Note-taking Paper

18 Picture Word Card

19 Picture Word Bank

20 Word Journal Cover

21 Word Journal Type of Word Page

22 Word Journal Definition Page

23 Words I Use

24 Elkonian Box