National Council of Teachers of English
NCTE provides research, teaching resources, and articles for teaching writing at all levels.
Children's Literature Reviews
This site features interviews with children's book authors and illustrators, and several sets of themed reviews archived for continued reference.
100 Best Books for Children
Selected by the National Education Association as great reading for children and young people, this site offers recommendations are grouped by age level and include links to the books and authors.
Designed by teachers for teachers, this site features writing lessons inspired by favorite picture books designed by teachers for teachers.
Flynn, Nick, and Shirley McPhillips. A Note Slipped Under the Door: Teaching From Poems We Love. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2000. ISBN: 1571103201
Each chapter begins with a "mentor poem" and then moves into an examination of how that poem could be used in a writing workshop setting to teach students particular poetic techniques and elements and to inspire their writing.
Hansen, Jane. When Writers Read. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2001. ISBN: 0325003009
Hansen explores what students can do to better evaluate themselves as readers and writers and what teachers can do to help them.
Harwayne, Shelley. Lasting Impressions: Weaving Literature Into the Writing Workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1992. ISBN: 0435087320
The author addresses the diverse ways in which teachers can incorporate literature into writing instruction in grades K-5.
Harwayne, Shelley. Novel Perspectives: Writing Minilessons Inspired by the Children in Adult Novels. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2005. ISBN: 0325008779
This book offers 57 lessons for grades 3-8 based on passages about children from writers including Toni Morrison, Barbara Kingsolver, Philip Roth, Ann Beattie, and Jamaica Kincaid.
Nagin, Carl. Because Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Our Schools. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. ISBN: 0787965626
This book is a research-based assessment of the relationship between reading and writing and the necessity for building strong writing programs in schools.
Ray, Katie Wood. Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1999. ISBN: 0814158161
This book provides a theoretical basis for using literature to help elementary students learn to write and offers practical suggestions for combining reading and writing in the classroom.