Now Online: Of Primary Importance

October 30th, 2008

I have long know that Ann Marie Corgill is a gift to her students, their parents, and her colleagues. Now this brilliant early childhood educator has given us all a professional gift.”

–Shelley Harwayne

What does a writing year in a primary classroom look like? Join Ann Marie Corgill as she shares her thinking from fifteen years of teaching and gives you a clear picture of successful writing instruction in her new book, Of Primary Importance.

Ann Marie immerses you in her classroom and lays the foundations for helping young writers — from creating the right learning environment to setting writing goals to structuring writing studies. Of Primary Importance is rich with student examples and detailed units of study on poetry, nonfiction, and fiction that demonstrate the writing workshop process at work.

You’ll see how mistakes are just as much a part of the success of the writing year as those magical writing moments, and discover new ways for students to publish and celebrate their work. Rather than offering step-by-step direction, Ann Marie encourages your own thinking, supports your own work, and fills your head with questions and ideas. You will come away energized, challenged, and wiser in your classroom writing instruction.

Preview the entire book online now

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  • 1. Katie DiCesare  |  November 4th, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    My head continuously nodded “yes” as I read page after page of this well written guide to supporting primary writers! It helped me re-think what publishing looks like in my own classroom. Thanks Anne Marie!

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