This unit by Jen Randolph includes 16 writer's workshop lessons using Tomie dePaola as a mentor author. The lessons include teaching craft strategies such as adding details to writing, adding dialogue, creating detailed illustrations and much more! Students are taught to take their writing through the editing process. The unit concludes with a writer's celebration. The unit includes 16 lessons, suggestions for more lessons, a brief overview of conferencing with students about their writing, a writing plan graphic organizer to help students plan details for their writing, an editing checklist for students and a grading rubric.