New and experienced teachers appreciate this easy-to-use yet comprehensive approach to teaching young writers style and genre characteristics, composing skills, conventions, and the writing process itself. The classroom-tested techniques satisfy young writers' need for structure and content while offering them freedom to develop their style, repertoire, and voice. More than 350 classroom-tested models, lessons, procedures and activities, and thirty-seven reproducibles. If you want to create a community of writers who love to write and speak the language of writers, you'll love this book. Bonus! Fold-out "Skills Development Chart" helps your school integrate writing process teaching in grades K-6.