In this thorough yet simple guide, learn to run your own writer’s workshop. Examine the strategies that earned Moffat Middle School several awards on the Colorado Writing Assessment. Discover how to teach students to write freely and creatively and then turn that writing into carefully planned and organized pieces. Encourage students to write for real audiences and real purposes with topics of their own choosing in the genres of the common core: narrative, argument and expository. Find out how to run efficient writing conferences that differentiate instruction by giving each student an individualized goal. Teach students to revise and edit to polish their writing for an audience. Build a community of learners that form lifelong relationships with you and one another. Help students fall in love with writing: develop eighth graders who spend the summer writing or third graders who beg to take their writing to recess. This guide will support you in using the daily plans found in my For the Love of Writing grade level units.