First Lessons for Beginning Writers: 40 Quick Mini-Lessons to Model the Craft of Writing, Teach Early Skills, and Help Young Learners Become Confident, Capable Writers, Grades K-1

Simple yet powerful, this collection of mini-lessons is the perfect introduction to writing for our youngest learners. Writer and teacher Lola M. Schaefer shares her classroom-tested ideas for teaching children how to find and focus ideas, use drawing to brainstorm and organize, choose powerful verbs, and so much more. She also addresses spacing letters and words, spelling, punctuation, and other basic skills—all within the context of students’ own writing. Complete with models, think-alouds, and literature links, this rich resource will support writing workshop all year long! For use with Grades K–1.