No More "I'm Done"

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
 

To preview the entire text on line, visit Stenhouse Publishers.

 

reading response for nonfictionGraphic Organizers & Mini-Lessons: 20 Graphic Organizers With Mini-Lessons to Help Students Respond Meaningfully to Any Nonfiction book and Build Key Comprehension Skills

2008. Scholastic.
ISBN-10: 0439572959

Help students learn to comprehend nonfiction with 20 engaging graphic organizers! They’ll navigate text features, make connections, compare and contrast, and more. Interactive mini-lessons introduce each organizer; then photocopy for flexible use such as homework, class work, group work, and assessment. A great way to make learning visible and memorable!

For use with Grades 2–4.

 

vocabularyGraphic Organizers & Mini-Lessons: 20 Graphic Organizers With Mini-Lessons to Help Boost Students’ Word Power to Become Better Readers and Writers

2008. Scholastic.
ISBN-10: 0439513731

Help make new vocabulary stick with 20 engaging graphic organizers! Designed for flexible use, they can be used to reinforce any words. Interactive mini-lessons introduce each organizer; then photocopy for homework, class work, group work, assessment, and more. A great way to make learning visible and memorable!

For use with Grades 2–4.

 

reading response for fictionGraphic Organizers & Mini-Lessons: 20 Graphic Organizers With Mini-Lessons to Help Students Respond Meaningfully to Any Fiction Book and Build Key Comprehension Skills

2008. Scholastic.
ISBN-10: 0439572940

Help students build reading comprehension skills with 20 engaging graphic organizers! They’ll predict, make connections, identify story elements, and more. Interactive mini-lessons introduce each organizer; then photocopy for flexible use such as homework, class work, group work, and assessment. A great way to make learning visible and memorable!

For use with Grades 2–4.

 

trait-based writingGraphic Organizers & Mini-Lessons: 20 Graphic Organizers With Mini-Lessons to Help Students Brainstorm, Organize Ideas, Draft, Revise, and Edit

2008. Scholastic.
ISBN-10: 0439572932

Guide students through the writing process with 20 engaging graphic organizers geared toward the traits! They’ll generate ideas, select just-right words, develop voice, and more. Interactive mini-lessons introduce each organizer; then photocopy for flexible use such as homework, class work, group work, and assessment. A great way to make learning visible and memorable!

For use with Grades 2–4.

 

1999. Scholastic Books.
ISBN # 0590378848

50 Great Templates to Help Kids Get More out of Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and More.

A treasure trove of templates that will be a valuable addition to your professional resources.

 

What to Expect and How to Help

1998-2000, Simon & Schuster
ISBN #s 0684854384, 0684854392, 0684857189, 0684857197, 0684847140, 0684847159

A series of books, co-authored with Dottie Raymer and Nancy Richard. The series is a tremendous resource for parents who want to be involved and learn more about their child’s education. Educators will look to this series as a guideline for the benchmarks and learning outcomes that parents will be assessing.