Hello, teachers of K-2! You have found a website with a powerful teaching tool, the Growing Writers curriculum, to help all your students succeed as writers in a step-by-step approach.

I hope you will read more about the philosophy behind Growing Writers and take a look at some sample pages from the workbooks and teacher's guide. And don't forget to look at the writing samples from some of my students. Enjoy!

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