This invaluable resource helps, you develop an organized writing curriculum based on explicit instruction. Fifty-nine mini-lessons let you customize the power of writer's workshop so you can meet the standards-based needs of your emergent writers. An effective tool in balanced literacy assessments, this supplemental resource builds students' writing skills within these four developmental stages: - Operational Mini-Lessons focus on managing processes, materials, and classroom spaces. - Foundational Mini-Lessons cover the content of your students' writing. - Print Awareness Mini-Lessons deal with mechanics and the connection between reading and writing. - Craft Mini-Lessons address the skills your kindergartners need to add description, elaboration, and detail to their writing.