In this book, Lisa Cleaveland shows you how to shift the focus from mentor texts to mentor authors and illustrators to help you see new possibilities for the young authors and illustrators you teach. Our sample provides an introduction to Lisa's primary writing workshop, showing you her students and the books they make daily. In Lisa’s classroom, authors and illustrators are mentors, not texts. When authors and illustrators are your mentors, you use different language to talk about what you notice, teach students more how to learn from their mentors than what to learn, and you see your students differently when you see them as mentors themselves.
Help your littlest readers and writers make meaning with pictures as well as words with guidance from Lisa Cleaveland and More About the Authors.