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Finding resources to help and guide us as educators can sometimes be a challenge. These are certainly not all of the resources available for each of these categories, but rather, a wide variety that we thought you might find useful. Each publication includes a link to Amazon.com where you can find more detailed information.


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Alber, S. R., & Marchisan, M. L. (2001). The Write Way Tips for Teaching the Writing Process to Resistant Writers.: An article from: Intervention in School & Clinic. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed.

Anderson, J. (2007). Everyday Editing. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Anderson, J. (2005). Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, And Style into Writer’s Workshop. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Buckner, A. (2005). Notebook Know-How: Strategies For The Writer’s Notebook. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Buehl, D. (2001). Classroom Strategies for Interactive Learning. Newark: International Reading Association.

Burke, J. (2002). Tools for Thought: Graphic Organizers for Your Classroom. Chicago: Heinemann.

Burkhardt, R. M. (2002). Writing for Real: Strategies for Engaging Adolescent Writers. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Calkins, L. M. (2009). A Quick Guide to Teaching Second Grade Writers with Units of Study (Workshop Help Desk). London: Heinemann Educational Books.

Calkins, L., Hartman, A., & White, Z. R. (2005). One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers. Chicago: Heinemann.

Calkins, L., & Cruz, M. C. (2008). A Quick Guide to Reaching Struggling Writers, K-5 (Workshop Help Desk). Portsmouth NH: Firsthand.

Calkins, L., & Taylor, S. P. (2008). A Quick Guide to Teaching Persuasive Writing, K-2 (Workshop Help Desk). Portsmouth NH: Firsthand.

Calkins, L., & Schwartz, S. (2008). A Quick Guide to Making Your Teaching Stick, K-5 (Workshop Help Desk). Portsmouth NH: Firsthand.

Calkins, L., & Harwayne, S. (1990). Living Between the Lines. Chicago: Heinemann.

Calkins, L., & Harwayne, S. (1987). The Writing Workshop: A World of Difference. Chicago: Heinemann.

Calkins, L. (1994). The Art of Teaching Writing. Chicago: Heinemann.

Cappelli, R., & Dorfman, L. R. (2007). Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children’s Literature, K-6. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Cappelli, R., & Dorfman, L. R. (2009). Nonfiction Mentor Texts: Teaching Informational Writing Through Children’s Literature, K-8. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Cleaveland, L., & Ray, K. W. (2004). About the Authors: Writing Workshop with Our Youngest Writers. Chicago: Heinemann.

Corgill, A. M. (2008). Of Primary Importance: What’s Essential in Teaching Young Writers. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Daniels, H., Steineke, N., & Zemelman, S. (2007). Content-Area Writing: Every Teacher’s Guide. Chicago: Heinemann.

Dorn, L. J., & Soffos, C. (2001). Scaffolding Young Writers: A Writers’ Workshop Approach. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Ellis, L., & Marsh, J. (2007). Getting Started: The Reading-Writing Workshop, Grades 4-8. Chicago: Heinemann.

Fletcher, R. J., & Portalupi, J. (2007). Craft Lessons – Teaching Writing K-8 2nd Edition. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Fletcher, R., & Portalupi, J. (2001). Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide. Chicago: Heinemann.

Fredericksen, E. F. (2003). A New World of Writers: Teaching Writing in a Diverse Society (Adolescent Cultures, School & Society, Vol. 21.). Bern: Peter Lang Pub Inc.

Gallagher, C., & Lee, A. (2008). Teaching Writing That Matters: Tools and Projects That Motivate Adolescent Writers. New York: Scholastic Teaching Resources (Theory An.

Gallagher, K. (2006). Teaching Adolescent Writers. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Giacobbe, M. E., & Horn, M. (2007). Talking, Drawing, Writing: Lessons for Our Youngest Writers. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Gust, J. (2007). Adventures in Fantasy: Lessonsand Activities in Narrative and Descriptive Writing, Grades 5-9. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Hale, E. (2008). Crafting Writers K-6. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Hanson, D. A. (2008). Brain-Friendly Strategies for Developing Student Writing Skills. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Jurstedt, R., & Koutras, M. (2000). Teaching Writing With Picture Books as Models (Grades 4-8). New York: Scholastic.

Lauber, G., Rothstein, A. S., & Rothstein, E. (2006). Writing as Learning: A Content-Based Approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Levitt, M. J. (2008). Putting Everyday Life on the Page: Inspiring Students to Write, Grades 2-7. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

McMackin, M. C., & Siegel, B. S. (2002). Knowing How: Researching and Writing Non Ficiton. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Painter, K. (2006). Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop. Chicago: Heinemann.

Ray, K. W. (2002). What You Know by Heart: How to Develop Curriculum for Your Writing Workshop. Chicago: Heinemann.

Ray, K. W. (1999). Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom. Urbana, IL : National Council Of Teachers Of English.

Sloan, M. (2009). Into Writing: The Primary Teacher’s Guide to Writing Workshop. Chicago: Heinemann.

Solley, B. A. (2005). When Poverty’s Children Write: Celebrating Strengths, Transforming Lives. Chicago: Heinemann.

Spandel, V. (2007). Creating Young Writers: Using the Six Traits to Enrich Writing Process in Primary Classrooms (2nd Edition). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Tsujimoto, J. (2001). Lighting Fires: How the Passionate Teacher Engages Adolescent Writers. Chicago: Boynton/Cook.

Walling, D. R. (2006). Teaching Writing to Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Ward, C. C. (2006). How Writers Grow: A Guide for Middle School Teachers. Chicago: Heinemann.

(2007). Best Practices for Teaching Writing: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

(2009). Teaching the New Writing: Technology, Change, and Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom. New York: Teachers College Press.