There are many aspects to writing. We use mentor sentences and authors writing to show students the concept in real text. This makes it much more meaningful to our young writers. As we learn concepts and types of writing, we try to merge the two to give the students a chance to show us what they have learned in their writing.
There will be times when Mrs. Emmons and Mrs. Barkby will teach their own homerooms, each others homerooms OR collaborate depending on the concept. It is not uncommon for grades to be given from both teachers.