Struggling writers need personalized, focused, and assessment-informed instruction. Angelillo shows teachers how to provide their students with three levels of support: 1) self-monitoring strategies that enable students to start writing, build writing stamina, manage their time, and stay focused on a topic; 2) classroom community resources which create a safe, supportive environment in which to write; and 3) best practices drawn from writer's workshop including student choice in writing topics, discovering one's voice as a writer, and time out to conference, reflect, and assess. Strategies for helping kids find writing topics they are passionate about and expand selfselected topics into longer writing. Techniques for using discussion, story-telling, and sketching as ways to promote writing (especially helpful for developing writers and English Language Learners). Suggestions for specific mentor texts to support and extend student writing; word study guidelines to expand vocabulary. Ready-to-use assessment forms and selfreflective student guides.