Tried-and-true classroom-tested lessons and routines for setting up a writing workshop in first grade—and keeping it running smoothly all year long. From preparing materials and setting the tone to teaching mini-lessons on procedures and craft to conferring and assessing, this complete resource from master teacher Judy Lynch has everything you need to introduce the writing process to first graders and help them develop into proficient writers. Full of model lessons, student samples, ready-to-go reproducibles, photographs, and more!
From the Author:
I like to start first grade with unlined paper so that students focus on composing the message rather than on writing on lines (a fine motor task that can take on a life of its own early in first grade). If your students are used to writing on lines, then go ahead and offer a choice of lined or unlined journals at the start of school!