Take your students from emergent to elaborate writers. This book shows you how. The most complete guide available to conducting a daily writing workshop in the primary grades, this easy-to-use professional resource includes models for managing the writing process. Teaching the Youngest Writers explains the expository, descriptive, and personal-narrative writing techniques your students need to become fluent writers. Includes stages of emergent writing, how to set up your room, how to schedule and manage the daily writing workshop, how to conduct an Author's Chair, and how to model writing and efficient peer conferences. A classic and complete resource.