The Being a Writer program is a yearlong writing curriculum for kindergarten through grade 5 that brings together the latest research in teaching writing with support for students’ social and ethical development. The program marries a writing process approach with guided instruction, providing a clear scope and sequence to ensure that your students learn the important elements of writing at their grade level. This all happens in the context of a caring classroom community—so crucial to motivating and inspiring students to grow as writers, thinkers, and principled people. As members of the community, the students learn and act on the values that govern the community (responsibility, respect, caring, fairness, and helpfulness). They practice the skills and dispositions they need to bring these values to life in their daily interactions.