Absolutely Essential to Read Before You Start:
Anderson, J. (2005). Mechanically inclined: Building grammar, usage, and style into writer’s workshop. Portland, Me.: Stenhouse Publishers.
Atwell, N. (2015). In the middle: A lifetime of learning about writing, reading, and adolescents. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Atwell, N. (2002). Lessons that change writers. Portsmouth, NH: Firsthand/Heinemann.
Gallagher, K. (2006). Teaching adolescent writers. Portland, Me: Stenhouse Publishers.
Gallagher, K. (2011). Write like this: Teaching real-world writing through modeling & mentor texts. Portland, Me.: Stenhouse Publishers.
Kittle, P. (2013). Book love: Developing depth, stamina, and passion in adolescent readers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Read These Titles for Added Inspiration:
Anderson, J. (2007). Everyday editing: Inviting students to develop skill and craft in writer’s workshop. Portland, Me.: Stenhouse Publishers.
Bomer, R. (1995). Time for meaning: crafting literate lives in middle and high school. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Daniels, H. & Ahmed, S. K. (2014). Upstanders: how to engage middle school hearts and minds with inquiry.
Fry, E., & Kress, J. E. (2006). The reading teacher’s book of lists. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Gallagher, K. (2009). Readicide: How schools are killing reading and what you can do about it. Portland, Me.: Stenhouse Publishers.
Hicks, T. (2009). The digital writing workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Miller, D. (2009). The book whisperer: Awakening the inner reader in every child. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.