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Classroom teacher, Leograndis uses full-color photographs with clear descriptions to show you how you can transform your classroom into a well-organized workshop that supports writing growth. You'll find unique and highly practical ideas for setting up and maintaining record systems and organizing supplies, to teaching workshop routines, building community, and establishing a productive learning environment. This rich resource includes dozens of classroom-tested management and instructional charts and strategic lessons that build day-by-day and week-to-week, as well as lists of mentor texts and read alouds for launching a writing workshop. Great ideas for homework, too. For use with Grades 1-6.
Denise Leograndis is a fulltime elementary teacher for the Santa Clara Unified School District in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is also a professional developer for her district and the Franklin-Mckinley School District where she and her colleagues plan and lead summer writing institutes. Additionally, she serves as a guest lecturer for pre-service and masters literacy classes at San Jose State University. Denise lives in Sunnyvale with her husband of 26 years and their teenage son, one dog and a rabbit. She loves snowshoeing in the Sierra Mountains and scuba diving anytime, anywhere. But mostly, she loves to teach.