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Quality Writing Instruction
Quality Writing Instruction has been designed to help K-5 teachers teach writing. Inside you’ll find examples of mini-lessons, conferences, and share sessions that can take place during the Writing Workshop. Along with this, you’ll also discover ways to supplement your Writing Workshop through Immersion and Write Aloud with Accountable Talk.

Don’t Forget to Share: The Crucial Last Step in the Writing Workshop
Don’t Forget to Share: The Crucial Last Step in the Writing Workshop is the book we have been longing for. In this book Leah shows us how to set up share sessions as a place for students to have rich conversations with one another. Most importantly, Leah shows us how to facilitate these sessions so that they improve both students’ writing products and their process.

Reading/Writing Connections
in the K-2 Classroom:
Find the Clarity and Then Blur the Lines

(Allyn & Bacon)
This book is filled with practical classroom strategies based on both theory and practice that will help you both use and understand the reading/writing connection in your classroom.

Units of Study for Primary Writing: A Yearlong Curriculum: Launching the Writing Workshop
(Heinemann, coauthored with Lucy Calkins)
Lucy Calkins and Leah Mermelstein have helped hundreds of thousands of teachers take their first forays into the teaching of writing. Now they have written an unprecedented series of books on Units of Study for a yearlong writing curriculum.

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Selected Works

DVD

Quality Writing Instruction
This brand new DVD will assist teachers with high quality writing instruction.

Non-fiction

Don’t Forget to Share: The Crucial Last Step in the Writing Workshop
This brand new book will show you how to make your share sessions more instructional.

Nonfiction

Reading/Writing Connections in the K-2 Classroom: Find the Clarity and Then Blur the Lines
This book demonstrates how through careful, explicit assessing, planning, and teaching every student can understand and use the reading/writing connection to become stronger readers and writers at the same time.

Units of Study for Primary Writing: A Yearlong Curriculum: Launching the Writing Workshop
This book shows teachers how to launch a joyful and rigorous Writing Workshop in their classrooms.

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