No More “I’m Done!” demonstrates how to create a more productive, engaging, and rewarding writer’s workshop. Jennifer guides teachers from creating a supportive classroom environment through establishing effective routines; shows teachers how to set up a writer’s workshop; and provides an entire year of developmentally appropriate mini-lessons that build confidence and, ultimately, independence. Through her years of teaching and consulting, Jennifer has heard all the tough questions about working with primary writers: How do I get my students to sustain for a full writing period? What do I do about the student who can’’t choose a topic? What about the student who writes about the same thing every day? She answers these questions and many more in the final chapter of the book.
Practical, insightful, and, most importantly, effective, No More “I’m Done!” will help primary teachers create a classroom full of writers who possess the skills to succeed in later grades and beyond. As Jennifer says, “You’ll know you’ve succeeded when you have a few available moments and your kids shout, ‘Can we write?’ And you say, yes.”
“If you are looking for ways to successfully implement a daily writer’s workshop in your classroom, you will find that Jacobson’s years of experience as a writing teacher and her admirable willingness to share the details of her accumulated learning about best classroom practices have combined to make this a book that is nothing short of an intense professional development package.”
– Education Review
A discussion of No More “I’m Done!” and Writer’s Workshop in the primary classroom