Recommended Professional Resources.
Here are my recommendations for those new to Writing Workshop and wanting to jump in with both feet. Each of the books are recommended due to their easy organization and the impact they had on me as I guided teachers in Writing Workshop.
- A curriculum set (choose the ONE which meets your needs). This is especially necessary if you don’t have a coach in your classroom. These guides are quite savvy and can act as your personal coach as you work through a year of pure Writing Workshop teaching.
- Primary: About the Authors: How to Support Our Youngest Writers by Katie Wood Ray and Lisa Cleaveland
- Intermediate: The No-Nonsense Guide to Teaching Writing by Davis and Hill
- Middle School: In the Middleby Nancie Atwell
- High School: Reading and Writing Together: Collaborative Literacy in Actionby Nancy Steineke
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