I LOVE Writing Workshop (maybe even more that Guided Reading) after creating my own Narrative Writing Unit with complete LESSON PLANS. Yes, you heard it right- complete lesson plans. This unit lasts about 2 months. There are 25 lessons (including "start-up") lessons to get the rules, routines, and organization established. Each lesson comes in PDF form and also SMART Notebook that you can use if you have a SMART board. BONUS! No fear- if you don't have a SMART board, the unit is still just as effective!