This resource help teachers to incorporate writing instruction in the 1st grade classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Getting to the Core of Writing simplifies the planning of writing instruction and assists teachers in becoming familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing and provides resources to support the implementation of these standards.
It features a Teacher Resource CD and contains information on how to establish a daily writing workshop that includes consistent, structured instruction to engage students in the writing process. 152 pp.
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RICHARD GENTRY earned his elementary education degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in reading education from the University of Virginia. For sixteen years he taught reading education at Western Carolina University, where he directed the Reading Center. Well known for his research and writing in literacy education, Gentry is currently an independent researcher, author, and consultant. His published books include Breaking the Code: The New Science of Beginning Reading and Writing and The Science of Spelling.