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Take charge of your writing curriculum with The Complete K-5 Writing Workshop, and create a rich, balanced learning environment that simultaneously supports standards while focusing on what is meaningful and effective for students.
With this comprehensive and well-organized resource, author and veteran educator Susan Koehler starts with the history of writing instruction, leading K-5 teachers through the writing process and assessment. You’ll learn what to do with detailed information on creating a successful writing workshop—including writer’s and teacher’s notebooks, management tips, and publishing projects—and what to teach with a list of writing-craft skills and genre instruction guidelines that form the content of writing instruction. An extensive appendix provides rubrics, checklists, planners, graphic organizers, practice sheets, activities, and more to use in your classrooms today.
By uniting process and skills, we can maintain a systematic approach to instruction while reviving learner engagement and rediscovering the joy of teaching writing.
“Brimming with effective practices and proven ideas, The Complete K-5 Writing Workshop is an essential go-to resource for any professional library.”
– Carolyn L. Piazza, Professor Emerita, Florida State University
“The newest book by Susan Koehler is a treasure for those working with young children. Her years of experience are evident in this complete resource for the effective teaching of writing. Both teachers and eager learners will benefit from the purposeful, engaging methods and strategies presented. The Complete K-5 Writing Workshop will be a well-used tool in an educators toolbox.”
– April D. Penton, Early Childhood Education Coordinator, Thomas University
"It is my privilege to recommend to you this new book by Susan Koehler. After reading the book, I am sure that you will agree that Susan has taken what may be considered a challenging, but definitely critical, skill for our students of the 21st century—learning to communicate through writing. Susan has given tangible means of developing quality writers.
I have known Susan for the past 20 years, both professionally and personally. I first met Susan in June 1991 when my family relocated to Tallahassee, Florida. My bright son had just finished first grade in NC. His teacher had told me not to worry about his reluctance to read or write. As an educator, I knew that he was not where he should be and turned to Susan Koehler. In the months ahead, I watched Susan work her magic in opening up my own child to the world of learning. Today, he has a degree in education and is dedicated to helping special needs children.
Susan Koehler has captured her magical ways of opening children to the rich world of communicating through writing in this book. Over the years, I have watched Susan being honored for her outstanding work in education in northern Florida. As the head of school of Holy Comforter Episcopal School (HCES) in Tallahassee, Florida, from 1993 to 2010, a very significant and meaningful moment for me was the day I was able to hire Susan to teach at HCES.
Although I have left the work of an independent school head and have moved into the world of state accrediting associations for independent schools, I am still hearing about the work of Susan Koehler. As an educator, it is rare to be able to capture such outstanding techniques in writing, but Susan, who is an exceptional teacher, has been able to do just that."
– Dr. Barara Hodges, Association Executive Director, Former Head of School of Holy Comforter Episcopal School, Tallahassee (1993-2010)