- Writing right from the start (K–2): Starting a writing workshop on day one
- Using mentor authors and illustrators to guide teaching in the primary grade writing workshop
- Nurturing writers in preschool and kindergarten
- Teaching process and craft through illustration study in the primary writing workshop
Lisa B. Cleaveland starts her writing workshop each day at 9:00 sharp. She has been a teacher for 25 year and was the 2002 recipient of the prestigious NCTE/Donald H. Graves Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing. Lisa's classroom was the research basis for About the Authors, which she coauthored with Katie Wood Ray. Lisa also recently authored More About the Authors. Today teachers from all over the United States visit Lisa's writing workshop in North Carolina to watch a master practitioner at work. Lisa consults and speaks nationally regarding writing worksop and good writing practice for preschool and primary grades.