This resource provides help with the basics of beginning writing--helping students learn to organize what they want to say, discover vocabulary to say it, and use structure to write it. Each skill is introduced at the oral level so students can readily formulate their ideas before trying to write them on paper. Activities address five stages of writing (pre-emergent, emergent, early, developing, and established) to help beginning writers progress through a continuum of skills. Great for ESL/ELL! Written by Jo Fitzpatrick, author of Phonemic Awareness and Reading Strategies That Work!