"I begin most Writer's Notebook lessons with a mentor text, either one of the ones listed or an excerpt from one of the Ralph Fletcher books. Breathing In, Breathing Out is the absolute best book to read if you haven't yet. It really helped…"
"We spend the first couple of weeks making lists in Writer's Notebook and, along with helping them to fall in love with their notebook, the lists create a great resource that the kids use all year long, . Here's some of the stuff we do:…"