Jump Into Writing! helps educators establish a writing workshop and teach the three key modes of writing—Narrative, Informational, and Opinion
—at grades 2–5.
Each grade-level Launching Unit includes guidelines for…
…setting up the physical classroom.
…envisioning spaces that encourage creativity and conferring.
…building a welcoming, safe community.
…getting to know each student.
…establishing writing and critical-thinking routines.
Jump Into Writing!
authors Lynne Dorfman and Stacey Shubitz talk about the importance of the Launching Unit for establishing a successful writing workshop.
Download a Launching Unit Sample Lesson
Jump Into Writing! includes colorful Teacher Guides, engaging, inspiring mentor texts, online resources to enhance the workshop experience…and a unique student component!
MyZBPortal.com is the home for all Zaner-Bloser digital literacy solutions. The web-based portal allows students and teachers to access online resources from anywhere.
Familiarize yourself with navigation and explore writing workshop resources to support teachers available at MyZBPortal.com.
The first thing teachers will notice when opening a Jump Into Writing! Teacher Guide? The engaging and accessible design!
Jump Into Writing! authors Lynne Dorfman and Stacey Shubitz realize that you can’t have a writing workshop without student writers! Student participation is crucial for success, and they’ve crafted this program to emphasize the joy and empowerment that comes from self-expression.