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 - The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers
The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled

The Reading Strategies Book made the New York Times Best Seller List by making it simpler to match students' needs to high-quality instruction. Now, in The Writing Strategies Book, Jen Serravallo does the same, collecting 300 of the most effective strategies to share with writers, and grouping them beneath 10 crucial goals. "You can think of the goals as the what, "writes Jen, "and the strategies as the how." From composing with pictures all the way to conventions and beyond, you'll have just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen's help you'll: develop individual goals for every writer give students step-by-step strategies for writing with skill and craft coach writers using prompts aligned to a strategy present mentor texts that support a genre and strategy adjust instruction to meet individual needs with Jen's Teaching Tips demonstrate and explain a writing move with her Lesson Language learn more with Hat Tips to the work of influential teacher-authors. She even offers suggestions for stocking your writing center, planning units of study, celebrating student writing, and keeping records. Whether you use Writing Workshop, 6+1 Traits, Daily 5's "Work on Writing," a scripted writing program, the writing exercises in your basal, or any other approach, you'll discover a treasure...

  • ASIN: 032507822X
 - Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition
Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second

This book has been replaced by Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Third Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-3796-9.

  • Brand: Guilford Publications
  • ASIN: 1462510086
 - Writing Instruction That Works: Proven Methods for Middle and High School Classrooms (Language and Literacy Series)
Writing Instruction That Works: Proven Methods for Middle and High School Classrooms (Language and Literacy

Backed by solid research, Writing Instruction That Works answers the following question: What is writing instruction today and what can it be tomorrow? This up-to-date, comprehensive book identifies areas of concern for the ways that writing is being taught in today’s secondary schools. The authors offer far-reaching direction for improving writing instruction that assist both student literacy and subject learning. They provide many examples of successful writing practices in each of the four core academic subjects (English, mathematics, science, and social studies/history), along with guidance for meeting the Common Core standards. The text also includes sections on “Technology and the Teaching of Writing” and “English Language Learners.”Book Features:A detailed presentation of successful writing instruction in all four core subject areas.Examples of writing activities that comply with the Common Core Standards.A checklist and discussion questions for the classroom and professional development.Arthur N. Applebee is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Education, University at Albany, State University of New York and Director of the Center on English Learning and Achievement. Judith A. Langer is the Vincent O’Leary Distinguished Professor at the University ...

  • ASIN: B00DCCAY0E
 - The Dynamics of Writing Instruction: A Structured Process Approach for Middle and High School
The Dynamics of Writing Instruction: A Structured Process Approach for Middle and High

Where do English teachers start when introducing different genres of writing? "Learning begins with activity and learning benefits from reinforcement and repetition." Peter Smagorinsky, Larry Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, and Thomas McCann An indispensable companion for scaffolding the writing process, The Dynamics of Writing Instruction is a guide to working with any student who could benefit from a structured approach. The book is packed full of how-tos, offering everything a teacher needs to get started: gateway activities, strategies, handouts, and a blueprint of possibilities to consider while interpreting and implementing the curriculum. Peter Smagorinsky, Larry Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, and Thomas McCann draw on the teaching and research of George Hillocks to break down the writing process into more manageable steps. Across the commonly taught genres of personal and fictional narratives, essays of argumentation, comparison and contrast, extended definition, and research reports, the authors share teacher-designed, developmentally appropriate, task-based activities for: developing procedures for rendering ideas into text fostering goal-directed thinking generating appropriate, repeatable writing processes cultivating imagination alongside strategic thinking. George Hi...

  • Brand: Heinemann Educational Books
  • ASIN: 0325011931
 - Teach Writing Well: How to Assess Writing, Invigorate Instruction, and Rethink Revision
Teach Writing Well: How to Assess Writing, Invigorate Instruction, and Rethink

Ask successful writers and they’ll tell you, the key to writing well is revision. Ask elementary school teachers and they’ll tell you, the real challenge of writing instruction is teaching kids how to revise. Ruth Culham is both a successful writer and a writing teacher, and she’s discovered how to teach writing and revision in a way that’s accessible to both teacher and students: First read the writing, assess it using the traits of writing, then teach the writers and guide revision decisions using traits as a common language and map. This book shows you how to assess and teach writing in a way that’s practical and doable—and best of all, see results.  Part 1 walks you through the traits of writing and their key qualities, showing step by step how to read students’ writing and offer feedback that nudges them forward through the revision process. Chapters will help you address challenges students face within each mode of writing (narrative, expository, persuasive), and provide tools young writers can use to evaluate their own writing and make revision decisions accordingly. Part 2 dives into instruction, offering specific guidance for how to use what you’ve learned from reading student writing to design lessons that scaffold students toward making their own craft...

  • ASIN: 1625311176
 - Teaching Writing Through Differentiated Instruction With Leveled Graphic Organizers: 50+ Reproducible, Leveled Organizers That Help You Teach Writing ... Learning Needs Easily and Effectively
Teaching Writing Through Differentiated Instruction With Leveled Graphic Organizers: 50+ Reproducible, Leveled Organizers That Help You Teach Writing ... Learning Needs Easily and

Designed for teachers who want to teach writing effectively to students of different ability levels, this resource offers lessons, leveled organizers, and writing models to make planning and gathering materials a cinch. Seventeen units cover topics from structuring paragraphs to using elaboration to develop ideas, to persuasive essay writing. Helps ALL students master the writing skills and concepts they need to succeed on standardized tests and beyond. For use with Grades 4-8.

  • Brand: Teaching Strategies
  • ASIN: 0439567270
 - Talking, Drawing, Writing: Lessons for Our Youngest Writers
Talking, Drawing, Writing: Lessons for Our Youngest

In the early grades, talking and drawing can provide children with a natural pathway to writing, yet these components are often overlooked. In Talking, Drawing, Writing: Lessons for Our Youngest Writers Martha Horn and Mary Ellen Giacobbe invite readers to join them in classrooms where they listen, watch, and talk with children, then use what they learn to create lessons designed to meet children where they are and lead them into the world of writing. The authors make a case for a broader definition of writing, advocating for formal storytelling sessions, in which children tell about what they know, and for focused sketching sessions so that budding writers learn how to observe more carefully.The book's lessons are organized by topic and include oral storytelling, drawing, writing words, assessment, introducing booklets, and moving writers forward. Based on the authors' work in urban kindergarten and first-grade classes, the essence and structure of many of the lessons lend themselves to adaptation through fifth grade. The lessons follow a consistent format:what's going on in the classroom;what children need to learn next;the materials needed;the actual language used in the lesson;when children's literature is used, reasons for choosing the books and suggestions for other books;s...

  • Brand: Stenhouse Publishers
  • ASIN: 1571104569
 - 50 Writing Lessons That Work!:  Motivating Prompts and Easy Activities That Develop the Essentials of Strong Writing (Grades 4-8)
50 Writing Lessons That Work!: Motivating Prompts and Easy Activities That Develop the Essentials of Strong Writing (Grades

If you want to teach writing skills without taking the joy out of writing, this teacher-written resource is for you. You'll find easy, ready-to-use activities and thought-provoking prompts that will help your students become inventive and flexible writers. Includes creative and expository writing skills such as organizing ideas, writing focused paragraphs, making transitions, using strong adjective and action verbs, writing dialogue, revising, and much, much more. Developing these skills will help students do better on strandardized tests and approach writing with excitement. Includes engaging reproducibles and a wealth of student samples. For use with Grades 4-8.

  • Brand: Scholastic Teaching Resources
  • ASIN: 0590522124
  • UPC: 078073522125
 - Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and

  • ASIN: B000SEGI8Q
 - Writing Pathways: Performance Assessments and Learning Progressions, Grades K-8
Writing Pathways: Performance Assessments and Learning Progressions, Grades

"These assessment tools make progress in writing as transparent, concrete, and obtainable as possible and put ownership for this progress into the hands of learners, allowing students and teachers to work toward a very clear image of what good writing entails." -Lucy Calkins, Writing Pathways Lucy Calkins' groundbreaking performance assessments offer instructional tools to support continuous assessment, timely feedback, and clear goals tied to learning progressions that have been aligned with world-class standards. Originally published as part of the bestselling Units of Study in Opinion/Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing, grades K-8, Writing Pathways is ideal for writing workshop, but suitable for any writing instruction context or curriculum. This practical guide includes: Learning progressions for opinion/argument, information, and narrative writing, which map the specific benchmarks students will master for every grade level On-demand writing prompts that support schoolwide performance assessment Student checklists to help students set goals and integrate crucial self-assessment into their work Rubrics to support individual teachers and professional learning communities as they evaluate mastery and plan instruction within and across grade levels Student writi...

  • ASIN: 0325057303
 - The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades
The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and

"HELP! My Students Can't Write!" Why You Need a Writing Revolution in Your Classroom and How to Lead It. The Writing Revolution (TWR) provides a clear method of instruction that you can use no matter what subject or grade level you teach. The model, also known as The Hochman Method, has demonstrated, over and over, that it can turn weak writers into strong communicators by focusing on specific techniques that match their needs and by providing them with targeted feedback. Insurmountable as the challenges faced by many students may seem, TWR can make a dramatic difference. And the method does more than improve writing skills. It also helps: Boost reading comprehension Improve organizational and study skills Enhance speaking abilities Develop analytical capabilities TWR is as much a method of teaching content as it is a method of teaching writing. There's no separate writing block and no separate writing curriculum. Instead, teachers of all subjects adapt the TWR strategies and activities to their current curriculum and weave them into their content instruction. But perhaps what's most revolutionary about the TWR method is that it takes the mystery out of learning to write well. It breaks the writing process down into manageable chunks and then has students practice the chunks th...

  • Brand: JOSSEY BASS
  • ASIN: 1119364914
 - Chart Sense for Writing: Over 70 Common Sense Charts with Tips and Strategies to Teach 3-8 Writing
Chart Sense for Writing: Over 70 Common Sense Charts with Tips and Strategies to Teach 3-8

Chart Sense for Writing is the companion to the best-selling Chart Sense: Common Sense Charts to Teach 3-8 Informational Text and Literature. This resource is for elementary and middle school teachers who are ready to create meaningful, standards-based charts with their students. The same charts that Rozlyn creates with students when she models and teaches writing in classrooms across the nation are all included here. Packed with over seventy photographs, Chart Sense for Writing is an invaluable guide for novice or veteran teachers who want authentic visuals to reinforce and provide guidance for the writing classroom. Organized in a simple, easy-to-use format, Rozlyn shares multiple charts for each writing standard. At over 190 pages, this book is filled with actual charts, step-by-step instructions to create your own, teaching tips, and instructional strategies.

  • Brand: Ingramcontent
  • ASIN: 0988950529
 - Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts
Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor

Foreword by Lester Laminack How do you choose mentor texts for your students? How do you mine them for the craft lessons you want your students to learn? In Craft Moves, Stacey Shubitz, cofounder of the Two Writing Teachers website, does the heavy lifting for you: using twenty recently published picture books, she creates more than 180 lessons to teach various craft moves that will help your students become better writers. Stacey first discusses picture books as teaching tools and offers ways to integrate them into your curriculum, and classroom discussions. She also shares routines and classroom procedures to help students focus on their writing during the independent writing portion of writing workshop and helps teachers prepare for small-group instruction. Each of the 184 lessons in the book includes a publisher’s summary, a rationale or explanation of the craft move demonstrated in the book, and a procedure that takes teachers and students back into the mentor text to deepen their understanding of the selected craft move. A step-by-step guide demonstrates how to analyze a picture book for multiple craft moves. Using picture books as mentor texts will help your students not only read as writers and write with joy but also become writers who can effectively communicate meanin...

  • ASIN: 1625310226
 - Writing Assessment and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities
Writing Assessment and Instruction for Students with Learning

A hands-on guide for anyone who teaches writing to students with learning disabilities This valuable resource helps teachers who want to sharpen their skills in analyzing and teaching writing to students with learning disabilities. The classroom-tested, research-proven strategies offered in this book work with all struggling students who have difficulties with writing-even those who have not been classified as learning disabled. The book offers a review of basic skills-spelling, punctuation, and capitalization-and includes instructional strategies to help children who struggle with these basics. The authors provide numerous approaches for enhancing student performance in written expression. They explore the most common reasons students are reluctant to write and offer helpful suggestions for motivating them. Includes a much-needed guide for teaching and assessing writing skills with children with learning disabilities Contains strategies for working with all students that struggle with writing Offers classroom-tested strategies, helpful information, 100+ writing samples with guidelines for analysis, and handy progress-monitoring charts Includes ideas for motivating reluctant writers Mather is an expert in the field of learning disabilities and is the best-selling author of Essen...

  • Brand: Jossey-Bass
  • ASIN: 0470230797
 - Craft Lessons Second Edition: Teaching Writing K-8
Craft Lessons Second Edition: Teaching Writing

Since its publication in 1998 Craft Lessons has become a mainstay of writing teachers, both new and experienced. Readers value the pithy, practical lessons—each printed on one page—and appreciate the instructional language geared to three grade-level groupings: K–2, 3–4, and 5–8.In the decade since Craft Lessons' publication the world has changed in many ways, yet one thing has remained constant: teachers continue to feel starved for time. With new curriculum mandates, daily specials, “pull-outs,” and precious time devoted to test preparation, the situation has never been worse, and the need for a succinct resource like Craft Lessons has never been greater. The features that made Craft Lessons so valuable have been augmented. This edition includes: Seventeen brand new craft lessons; many based on veteran teachers' observations about typical student writing. Revisions to other craft lessons: model texts that have gone out of print have been replaced with current titles, and the resource materials sections have been expanded.New thinking about teaching elements of craft and the reading-writing connection.Two new indexes: a handy subject index to make it easier to find specific craft lessons, and an index that shows how these craft lessons can be integrated into Ralph...

  • ASIN: 1571107061
 - Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Third Edition
Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Third

Well established as a definitive text--and now revised and updated with eight new chapters--this book translates cutting-edge research into effective guidelines for teaching writing in grades K–12. Illustrated with vivid classroom examples, the book identifies the components of a complete, high-quality writing program. Leading experts provide strategies for teaching narrative and argumentative writing; using digital tools; helping students improve specific skills, from handwriting and spelling to sentence construction; teaching evaluation and revision; connecting reading and writing instruction; teaching vulnerable populations; using assessment to inform instruction; and more.   New to This Edition *Chapters on new topics: setting up the writing classroom and writing from informational source material. *New chapters on core topics: narrative writing, handwriting and spelling, planning, assessment, special-needs learners, and English learners. *Increased attention to reading–writing connections and using digital tools.  *Incorporates the latest research and instructional procedures.   See also Handbook of Writing Research, Second Edition, edited by Charles A. MacArthur, Steve Graham, and Jill Fitzgerald, which provides a comprehensive overview of writing research that infor...

  • ASIN: 1462537960
 - Hacking the Writing Workshop: Redesign with Making in Mind (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 16)
Hacking the Writing Workshop: Redesign with Making in Mind (Hack Learning Series) (Volume

Writing Workshops are About Writers, Not Just WritingAgility matters. This is what Angela Stockman learned when she left the classroom over a decade ago to begin supporting young writers and their teachers in schools. What she learned transformed her practice and led to the publication of her primer on this topic: Make Writing: 5 Teaching Strategies that Turn Writer's Workshop Into a Maker Space. Now, Angela is back with more stories from the road and plenty of new thinking to share.Print Creates Barriers for Talented WritersAs K-12 programs push for proficiency, the world continues to demand something different. Something more. "Writing is bigger than print today," Angela says. "When we diminish it, we diminish writers, too."Redesign with Making in MindIn Make Writing, Angela Stockman upended the traditional writing workshop by combining it with the popular ideas that drive the maker space.Now, she is expanding her concepts and strategies and breaking new ground in Hacking the Writing Workshop. In this easy-to-read-and-implement guide for all teachers of reading, writing, and making, Angela provides:Curriculum frameworks that bring students to the drawing boardFirestarters that ignite even the most print-resistant kidsAgility building strategies that integrate making and writi...

  • ASIN: 1948212005
 - Word Order in English Sentences
Word Order in English

#1 BESTSELLER - Grammar#1 BESTSELLER - English as a Foreign Language#1 BESTSELLER - TOEFL & TOEICWant to know what subject-verb-object REALLY means? Unsure about where to place your adverbs? Need to rearrange sentences confidently? This is the book for you. A complete foundation in word order and sentence structure for the English language, Word Order in English Sentences can be used both for reference and as a full self-study guide. From basic rules through to the many considerations of adverbial phrases, prepositions and complex sentences, with exercises in between, this grammar guide contains everything you need for a strong understanding of how sentences are put together. The rules and patterns for forming and reforming phrases and sentences are all presented with easy-to-follow explanations, clear examples and exercises to test understanding. With his engaging style, Phil Williams takes you beyond the basics, making flexible and advanced English accessible to all - try it today.

  • ASIN: B01BJTW7FQ
 - A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to Contemporary America
A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to Contemporary

Short enough to be synoptic, yet long enough to be usefully detailed, A Short History of Writing Instruction is the ideal text for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in rhetoric and composition. It preserves the legacy of writing instruction from antiquity to contemporary times with a unique focus on the material, educational, and institutional context of the Western rhetorical tradition. Its longitudinal approach enables students to track the recurrence over time of not only specific teaching methods, but also major issues such as social purpose, writing as power, the effect of technologies, the rise of vernaculars, and writing as a force for democratization. The collection is rich in scholarship and critical perspectives, which is made accessible through the robust list of pedagogical tools included, such as the Key Concepts listed at the beginning of each chapter, and the Glossary of Key Terms and Bibliography for Further Study provided at the end of the text. Further additions include increased attention to orthography, or the physical aspects of the writing process, new material on high school instruction, sections on writing in the electronic age, and increased coverage of women rhetoricians and writing instruction of women. A new chapter on writing instruction i...

  • Brand: Brand: Routledge
  • ASIN: 0415897459
 - Writing Instruction for English Learners: A Focus on Genre
Writing Instruction for English Learners: A Focus on

"It is all too easy to skip steps or assume that students already have certain skills. This book helps ensure that the proper steps are taken to allow El students to be successful in various genres of writing."-James Becker, Ell Teacher/Ad

  • Brand: Corwin
  • ASIN: 141295729X

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