We designed our Illuminated Writing Kit to help teachers navigate the complexities of teaching writing to students of all levels using Writer’s Workshop, an organized, standards-based, and outcome-driven approach to engaging students in writing every day. The kit contains dozens of brief, accessible mini-lessons intended to isolate and focus on the elements of the 3 types of writing as well as Open Response. To further aid in lesson planning, we organized the mini-lessons for each writing type into a logical series of standards progression. The kit also includes a Teacher’s Guide, which provides a comprehensive overview of Writer’s Workshop, plus supplemental handbooks that cover Anchor Charts, Thinking Organizers, Mentor & Exemplar Texts, as well as Rubrics.
- 65 Easy-to-use mini-lesson cards
- Teacher’s Guide with Writer’s Workshop Overview, CCSS Alignment, Crossover Connections to all Empower Literacy Kits, Blackline Masters, and a Glossary.
- Supplementary handbooks: Anchor Charts, Mentor & Exemplar Texts, Rubrics, and Thinking Organizers.