Disregarding the false notion that writing instruction in the primary grades needs to be mostly teacher directed, Jennifer Jacobson shows teachers how to develop a primary writer's workshop that helps nurture independent, engaged writers
The Best Story by Eileen Spinelli. Use as a springboard to begin sharing the important topic of Generating Ideas for Our Own Writing...The Best Story, about a little girl on a journey to find her own identity as a writer. She is journeying into the world of writing and gets advice from different characters in the story about what good writing should have...she ultimately comes to discover that writing comes from your heart, from inside you.
Writer's Notebook Organization! This is a great, very well explained idea for using a standard spiral notebook to create a really useful writer's notebook. Whether you use it for a classroom or an individual budding writer, this inexpensive idea will be a hit.