OverviewThe Common Core State Standards (CCSS) identify three essential writing genres - narrative, persuasive, and informative. This highly practical guide offers a systematic approach to instruction in each genre, including ready-to-use lesson plans for grades 35. Grounded in research on strategy instruction and self-regulated learning, the book shows how to teach students explicit strategies for planning, drafting, evaluating, revising, editing, and publishing their writing. Sixty-four reproducible planning forms and student handouts are provided in a convenient large-size format; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. The Appendix contains a Study Guide to support professional learning.KEY POINTS*Provides ready-to-use writing lessons for grades 35 in the major genres highlighted by CCSS: narrative, persuasive, and informative writing.*Systematic approach is based on research on self-regulated strategy instruction.*Clear, accessible explanations of instruction for both the whole class and small groups is included.*Practical features include a Study Guide perfect for use in professional development, plus 64 reproducible and downloadable lesson forms and handouts.AUDIENCE - Classroom teachers in grades 35; literacy coaches; teacher educators and graduate students.COURSE USE - May serve as a supplemental text in courses in Writing Instruction.