Discover a balanced approach to writing workshops in grades 3–9. The book's unique, hands-on activities are carefully designed to help students write with a concrete purpose and audience in mind, and complete assignments that are more focused and authentic. Organized around six writing genres, more than 50 minilessons deal with specific skills that will help students write effective fiction and nonfiction. To become fully and functionally literate, students must be exposed to a wide variety of texts. Give your students the skills they need to become more confident, successful writers.