"We need this book. We needed it a long time ago, and we need it now." —Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts
In the Foreword of Welcome to Writing Workshop by Stacey Shubitz and Lynne R. Dorfman, Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts wrote, "Stacey and Lynne have managed to achieve the almost impossible: they have written a book that speaks to the highest goals we can have as writing teachers, while holding our hands every step of the way, helping us make it happen." But that is not even close to the end of the accolades for this comprehensive book that—through its strategic routines, tips, advice, videos, and resources—is sure to provide the know-how to feel confident and comfortable in the teaching of writers.
Find out what else folks are saying about Welcome to Writing Workshop.
“If you’re looking for ways to infuse new life into your writing workshop or a lifeline to get started, Welcome to Writing Workshop is for you."
“If you’re looking for ways to infuse new life into your writing workshop or a lifeline to get started, Welcome to Writing Workshop is for you. Stacey and Lynne share practical, quick, and doable ways to make the research-based writing process work in your classroom.” —Jeff Anderson, author of Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1–5
“Chocked to the brim with the day-to-day advice that teachers want and need,
Welcome to Writing Workshop is an instant classic.” —Ruth Culham, author of Teach Writing Well
“After reading Welcome to Writing Workshop, you’ll have the knowledge and practical ideas you need to inspire EVERY writer in your classroom.” —Maria Walther, co-author of The Literacy Workshop
"It will be your mentor text as you plan instruction and develop systems and structures to bring writing workshop to life in your classroom.”
“If you are looking for the behind-the-scenes work that goes into a writing workshop, Welcome to Writing Workshop will be your go-to resource. It will be your mentor text as you plan instruction and develop systems and structures to bring writing workshop to life in your classroom.” —Clare Landrigan & Tammy Mulligan, authors of It’s All About the Books
“With a pronounced reverence for teachers, for students, and for the literacy giants whose shoulders we all stand on, Stacey and Lynne offer us a bright, undiluted vision for what writing workshop can (and should) be.” —Shawna Coppola, author of Writing, Redefined
“Stacey and Lynne’s book is like having your own personal literacy coach at your fingertips. I’ve had many teachers request a professional book like this, and now it’s here.” —Paula Bourque, author of Spark!
“In Welcome to Writing Workshop, Stacey Shubitz and Lynne Dorfman do exactly for teachers what we strive to do for our student writers: meet them where they are and help them take those next steps to be successful at their craft.” —Karen Biggs-Tucker, co-author of The Literacy Workshop
“With passion and expertise, Stacey and Lynne have thought of everything from the big ideas to the small details to ensure writing workshop is joyful, purposeful, and meaningful for students.” —Katie Egan Cunningham, author of Start with Joy
"Stacey and Lynne bring together the latest research in teaching writing and putting students at the center of their learning.”
“Welcome to Writing Workshop is a guide full of important information for new and veteran teachers. Stacey and Lynne bring together the latest research in teaching writing and putting students at the center of their learning.” —Dr. Lorraine DeRosa, Elementary Supervisor of Literacy Lower Merion School District
“Welcome to Writing Workshop gets right to the point: teaching writing through the workshop model IS necessary and possible in every classroom.” —Dr. Aileen Hower, Graduate Program Coordinator for the M.Ed. in Language and Literacy and Assistant Professor of Literacy at Millersville University
“With clarity and conviction, Stacey and Lynne remind us of what is possible when we remember that students—not testing, standards, or mandates—should be at the heart and soul of our teaching.” —Dr. Grace Enriquez, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Language & Literacy Division, Lesley University and Department Editor, Children’s Literature Reviews, Language Arts
“Welcome to Writing Workshop compiles the latest thinking on the teaching of writing into an incredibly practical guide that will be a go-to for the next generation of writing teachers” —Elizabeth Moore, literacy consultant and coauthor of Units of Study for Teaching Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing Grade K (2013), and Units of Study for Teaching Reading Grades K–2 (2015)
“Welcome to Writing Workshop is the book I have been longing for."
“Welcome to Writing Workshop is the book I have been longing for. If you are a teacher new to writing workshop—this book is for you! If you are a seasoned teacher or literacy leader—this book is for you!” —Dr. Kristin N. Rainville, Director of Teacher Preparation, Sacred Heart University
“Building on the voices of experts like Atwell, Graves, and Calkins, Shubitz and Dorfman add their own take on the writing workshop. With a heartfelt emphasis on growing writers, they identify methods and materials that sustain the approach throughout the school year.” —Dr. Pauline Schmidt, Director of the PA Writing & Literature Project, West Chester University
“In addition to guiding readers through the basics of establishing an effective writing workshop, Stacey and Lynne include nuggets of wisdom learned through years of working with young writers that ensure the journey to authorship is both meaningful and joyful. This book will be included as a foundational professional development resource for our elementary staff.” —Dr. Nancy Snyder, Assistant Superintendent, West Perry School District
“With their insight and practical knowledge, Stacey and Lynne help us create a writing workshop that is safe, inviting, and productive. Every writing teacher needs this book.” —Jenifer Jones, 2nd-5th ELAR/SS Curriculum Coordinator, Cypress Fairbanks ISD
About the authors
Stacey Shubitz is an author, an independent literacy consultant, and an adjunct professor. A graduate of The Literacy Specialist Program at Teachers College, she has experience teaching fourth and fifth grades. She is also the Chief of Operations and Lead Writer for Two Writing Teachers, a popular blog about the teaching of writing. Visit the blog at twowritingteachers.org and follow Stacey on Twitter: @sshubitz.
Lynne Dorfman is a co-director for the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project where she serves on the blog team. She has been an adjunct professor for Arcadia University for the past twenty years and loves interacting with graduate students. Lynne enjoys her work as a co-editor of PA Reads: Journal of Keystone State Literacy Association and current president of KSLA Brandywine/Valley Forge.
Welcome to Writing Workshop is an ideal complement to any writing program, including Stacey and Lynne's program from Zaner-Bloser, Jump into Writing.