Being a Writer centers its instruction on children's trade books to inspire and model good writing. Lesson focus on the following areas:
* Getting Ready to Write - Students gather to hear and discuss a read aloud story, brainstorm ideas for writing, and participate in shared or modeled writing exercise.
* Writing Time - Students are provided time to work independently as writers.
* Sharing and Reflecting - Students share their writing with their peers in a safe and caring environment.