What readers will love about this book is that it offers big-picture understandings of teaching, then it zooms in and offers the details of that teaching.
- Katie Wood Ray, author of About the Authors
First graders have no shortage of ideas. The hard part for them is putting thoughts together into a cohesive draft. Organizing and planning for writing defy simple description and arent easily modeled for students, making them challenging topics to convey to young children. Where do ve teaching along with your students. Stephanie is the author of the Heinemann titles First Grade Readers, Second Grade Writers, and First Grade Writers as well as a coauthor with Lucy Calkins of Units of Study for Primary Writing, classroom materials from firsthand. After attending Yale University and Teachers College at Columbia University, she became a first grade teacher at P.S. 321 in Brooklyn. She is now a reading and writing staff developer working with elementary schools in New York City and across the country.