A Quick Guide to Reaching Struggling Writers, K-5

Author: Maria Colleen Cruz,Lucy Calkins

Publisher: Firsthand Books

ISBN: 9780325025957

Category: Education

Page: 81

View: 615

In A Quick Guide to Reaching Struggling Writers Colleen Cruz shows how to stop struggling with writers who struggle. You'll find effective support for students who say: I'm not a good writer; My hand hurts; I don't know how to spell; I don't have anything to write about; I never get to write anything I want to write; I'm done. A Quick Guide to Reaching Struggling Writers is part of the Workshop Help Desk series. About the Workshop Help Desk series The Workshop Help Desk series is designed for teachers who believe in workshop teaching and who have already rolled up their sleeves enough to have encountered the predictable challenges. If you've struggled to get around quickly enough to help all your writers, if you've wondered how to tweak your teaching to make it more effective and lasting, if you've needed to adapt your teaching for English learners, if you've struggled to teach grammar or nonfiction writing or test prep...if you've faced these and other specific, pressing challenges, then this series is for you. Provided in a compact 5" x 7" format, the Workshop Help Desk series offers pocket-sized professional development. For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, curricular calendars, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.

A Quick Guide to Teaching Persuasive Writing, K-2

Author: Sarah Picard Taylor,Lucy Calkins

Publisher: Firsthand Books

ISBN: 9780325025971

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 6587

Children have voices that need to be heard and ideas that need to be understood. Building on this premise Sarah describes why you should try a persuasive writing unit of study, describes two units of study for the primary classroom, and lists tips and ideas for helping students get their persuasive writing out into the world. A Quick Guide to Teaching Persuasive Writing is part of the Workshop Help Desk series. About the Workshop Help Desk series The Workshop Help Desk series is designed for teachers who believe in workshop teaching and who have already rolled up their sleeves enough to have encountered the predictable challenges. If you've struggled to get around quickly enough to help all your writers, if you've wondered how to tweak your teaching to make it more effective and lasting, if you've needed to adapt your teaching for English learners, if you've struggled to teach grammar or nonfiction writing or test prep...if you've faced these and other specific, pressing challenges, then this series is for you. Provided in a compact 5" x 7" format, the Workshop Help Desk series offers pocket-sized professional development. For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, curricular calendars, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.

A Quick Guide to Reviving Disengaged Writers, 5-8

Author: Christopher Lehman,Lucy Calkins

Publisher: Firsthand

ISBN: 9780325042800

Category: Education

Page: 78

View: 4711

Middle schoolers can be the masters of disengagement. Recognizing that all students, adept and struggling writers alike, lose steam at times and need a revitalizing jump start, Christopher Lehman offers effective, developmentally-appropriate fixes for addressing situations that frequently sidetrack or distract adolescent writers. Organized as a practical on-the-go teaching reference, the first four chapters offer strategies for counteracting commonplace situations that can regularly spring up and disengage middle school writers such as: - writers who seem to have an almost "allergic" reaction to the writing process - writers who "cannot possibly find anything to write about" - writers who "talk, talk, talk the writing time away" - writers who need constant approval before moving on. The final chapter offers an inquiry-based study guide that supports teachers in collaborating on and customizing strategies for reviving the disengaged writers in their learning communities. A Quick Guide to Reviving Disengaged Writers is part of the Workshop Help Desk series. About the Workshop Help Desk series The Workshop Help Desk series is designed for teachers who believe in workshop teaching and who have already rolled up their sleeves enough to have encountered the predictable challenges. If you've struggled to get around quickly enough to help all your students, if you've wondered how to tweak your teaching to make it more effective and lasting, if you've needed to adapt your teaching for English learners, if you've struggled to teach grammar or nonfiction writing or test prep...if you've faced these and other specific, pressing challenges, then this series is for you. Provided in a compact 5" x 7" format, the Workshop Help Desk series offers pocket-sized professional development. For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.

A Quick Guide to Making Your Teaching Stick, K-5

Author: Shanna Schwartz,Lucy Calkins

Publisher: Firsthand Books

ISBN: 9780325025964

Category: Education

Page: 90

View: 2683

Recognizing that there is a vast difference between children getting it and children holding on to what they have learned, Shanna lays out the universal principles of "stickiness" and describes how they can be used to tweak your teaching for a more lasting impact on young writers. A Quick Guide to Making Your Teaching Stick is part of the Workshop Help Desk series. About the Workshop Help Desk series The Workshop Help Desk series is designed for teachers who believe in workshop teaching and who have already rolled up their sleeves enough to have encountered the predictable challenges. If you've struggled to get around quickly enough to help all your writers, if you've wondered how to tweak your teaching to make it more effective and lasting, if you've needed to adapt your teaching for English learners, if you've struggled to teach grammar or nonfiction writing or test prep...if you've faced these and other specific, pressing challenges, then this series is for you. Provided in a compact 5" x 7" format, the Workshop Help Desk series offers pocket-sized professional development. For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, curricular calendars, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.

A Quick Guide to Teaching Second-Grade Writers with Units of Study

Author: Lucy Calkins

Publisher: Firsthand

ISBN: 9780325026770

Category: Education

Page: 76

View: 2120

In A Quick Guide to Teaching Second Grade Writers with Units of Study Lucy Calkins chronicles a curricular calendar that will help teachers increase the volume of student writing; encourage students to lift the level of their writing by reviwing, rethinking, and rewriting their work; and empower students to write with greater independence. A Quick Guide to Teaching Second Grade Writers with Units of Study is part of the Workshop Help Desk series. About the Workshop Help Desk series The Workshop Help Desk series is designed for teachers who believe in workshop teaching and who have already rolled up their sleeves enough to have encountered the predictable challenges. If you've struggled to get around quickly enough to help all your writers, if you've wondered how to tweak your teaching to make it more effective and lasting, if you've needed to adapt your teaching for English learners, if you've struggled to teach grammar or nonfiction writing or test prep...if you've faced these and other specific, pressing challenges, then this series is for you. Provided in a compact 5" x 7" format, the Workshop Help Desk series offers pocket-sized professional development. For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, curricular calendars, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.

Independent Writing

One Teacher--thirty-two Needs, Topics, and Plans

Author: Maria Colleen Cruz

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325005409

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 1942

Presents teacher's notes, examples, and advice for a year of writing instruction.

The Struggling Writer

Strategies to Help Kids Focus, Build Stamina, and Develop Writing Confidence

Author: Janet Angelillo

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545058964

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 5716

Helps students hone the skills and build the confidence they need to succeed as competent, creative writers.

No More "I'm Done!"

Fostering Independent Writing in the Primary Grades

Author: Jennifer Jacobson

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107843

Category: Education

Page: 166

View: 8158

This book demonstrates how to create a more productive, engaging, and rewarding writer's workshop. The author guides teachers from creating a supportive classroom environment through establishing effective routines; shows teachers how to set up a writer's workshop; and provides an entire year of developmentally appropriate mini-lessons that build confidence and independence.--[book cover]

The art of teaching writing

Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins

Publisher: Heinemann ; Toronto, Irwin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 550

View: 9148

The Art of Teaching Writing, New Edition, has major new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading/writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, nonfiction writing and home/school connections. Annotation. When Lucy Calkins wrote the first edition of The Art of Teaching Writing, the writing workshop was a fledgling idea, piloted by a few brave innovators. Now, as she brings us this new edition, the writing workshop is at the foundation of language arts education throughout the English-speaking world. This new edition, then, could easily have been a restatement, in grander, more confident tones, of the original classic. Instead, it is an almost entirely new book. Clearly, during the time in which Calkins' original ideas have spread like wildlife, her focus has not been on articulating and defending those ideas, but on developing and rethinking them. Respecting and responding to the questions that have arisen as thousands of teachers establish writing workshops in their classrooms, and drawing upon the latest knowledge in the field and her own intimate understanding of classroom life, Calkins has re-thought every line and every facet of her original text. In this new edition, Lucy has major new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading-writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, non-fiction writing and home/school connections.

Mentor Author, Mentor Texts

Short Texts, Craft Notes, and Practical Classroom Uses

Author: Ralph Fletcher

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325040899

Category: Education

Page: 109

View: 4056

Ralph Fletcher has long mentored writing teachers-now he presents the ultimate mentor-text resource for teaching students to write. In Mentor Author, Mentor Texts, Ralph shares 24 short, high-interest texts and accompanying Writer's Notes with your students. Arranged from least difficult to most challenging, they are ready for writers at every level. Online, Ralph also provides whiteboard-ready versions of the texts as well as recordings where he reads of 17 of his pieces. Mentor Author, Mentor Texts Includes: 24 mentor texts written by Ralph, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more Writer's Notes that give students a peek into Ralph's thinking and craft Online access to whiteboard-ready versions of Ralph's mentor texts Online access to recordings of Ralph reading 17 of his pieces Suggestions from colleagues nationwide for using Ralph's texts in the classroom. Let your teaching mentor become your students' writing mentor... ...with engaging mentor texts written and read by Ralph Fletcher... "I wrote all 24 pieces in this book. You'll find an assortment of genres: stories, memoir, poems, essays, and excerpts from novels. The various texts are ordered from easiest (least challenging) to hardest (most challenging). I tried to select short, high-interest pieces. Each one stands on its own with a beginning, middle, and ending. I tried to choose pieces that would bring a sense of closure by the end." ...writer's notes that give students an inside peek into craft... "My Writer's Notes introduce the text, explain my thinking behind various decisions, and point out a few things I want kids to notice. With certain pieces, especially the last three, I highlight revisions I made along the way. I tried hard not to take the mystery out of good writing. Instead these notes are my way of opening the door and leading the student into the text." ...and practical, classroom-tested suggestions like this from your colleagues "One of my students, Suzy, knows that she struggles to provide enough detail in her non-fiction pieces. For her piece about soccer, she told me that she knew she needed to include more details because she didn't want the reader to be confused. We had already read Ralph's "Squirming Wizards of Recycling," so we looked at the Writer's Notes. Ralph said he had brainstormed questions that readers may have had as they read about worm composting, and he then tried to include the answers to those questions in the piece. Suzy decided that she would write down questions that she thought her reader might still have about soccer and then make sure those questions were answered in her writing. Since both Suzy and I have already developed a relationship with Ralph through his texts, it felt like we were inviting an old friend to join our conference." -Kate Norem Morris, Teacher, The Bush School, Seattle, Washington

Pathways to the Common Core

Accelerating Achievement

Author: Lucy Calkins,Mary Ehrenworth,Christopher Lehman

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325043555

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 8982

Lucy Calkins and her colleagues at the Reading and Writing Project have helped thousands of educators design their own pathways to the Common Core. Now, with Pathways to the Common Core, they are ready to help you find your way. Designed for teachers, school leaders, and professional learning communities looking to navigate the gap between their current literacy practices and the ideals of the Common Core, Pathways to the Common Core will help you: understand what the standards say, suggest, and what they don't say; recognize the guiding principles that underpin the reading and writing standards; identify how the Common COre's infrastructure supports a spiraling K-12 literacy curriculum; and scrutinize the context in which the CCSS were written and are being unrolled. In addition to offering an analytical study of the standards, this guide will also help you and your colleagues implement the standards in ways that lift the level of teaching and learning throughout your school.

Nonfiction Craft Lessons

Teaching Information Writing K-8

Author: JoAnn Portalupi,Ralph J. Fletcher

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103295

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 2134

Contains eighty lessons for teaching students the craft of nonfiction writing, each with a discussion of the lesson, directions on how to teach it, and resource material; grouped by grade level, including kindergarten through second, third and fourth, and fifth through eighth.

A Classroom Teacher's Guide to Struggling Writers

How to Provide Differentiated Support and Ongoing Assessment

Author: Curt Dudley-Marling,Patricia C. Paugh

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325007656

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 2145

If you are an elementary teacher who struggles with struggling readers, Curt Dudley-Marling and Patricia Paugh provide you with quick, effective answers to your toughest questions.

Assessing Writers

Author: Carl Anderson

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325005812

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 1060

Anderson offers smart, ready-to-use ideas for assessment.

A Quick Guide to Teaching Informational Writing, Grade 2

Author: Marika Páez Wiesen,Lucy Calkins

Publisher: Firsthand Books

ISBN: 9780325026909

Category: Education

Page: 90

View: 683

"Informational writing is the perfect genre for second graders because nobody is more curious about the workings of the world and is more eager to tell you a zillion facts about the topic at hand." --Marika Paez Wiesen Informational writing taps into second graders natural inclination to explore and excitedly share the new and strange discoveries that fill their worlds on a daily basis. Marika Paez Wiesen offers a framework that will help you harness this energy and implement an informational writing unit of study that thoughtfully addresses the wide range of learners typically found in a second grade classroom. Addressing the heightened emphasis on reading and writing informational texts in the Common Core State Standards and on state tests, this unit of study guides you through the entire writing process. After considering how to plan and prepare an informational writing unit that builds on young writers? passions, interests, and abilities, Marika describes how to get started choosing topics, planning a draft, and beginning to write chapters. Ensuing chapters explore ways to elaborate on and revise these chapters with an eye towards addressing conventions and using features common to nonfiction texts. The final chapter offers ideas on how best to celebrate this writing and extend this learning across the curriculum. A Quick Guide to Teaching Informational Writing, Grade 2 is part of the Workshop Help Desk series. About the Workshop Help Desk series The Workshop Help Desk series is designed for teachers who believe in workshop teaching and who have already rolled up their sleeves enough to have encountered the predictable challenges. If you've struggled to get around quickly enough to help all your students, if you've wondered how to tweak your teaching to make it more effective and lasting, if you've needed to adapt your teaching for English learners, if you've struggled to teach grammar or nonfiction writing or test prep...if you've faced these and other specific, pressing challenges, then this series is for you. Provided in a compact 5" x 7" format, the Workshop Help Desk series offers pocket-sized professional development. For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.

First Grade Readers

Units of Study to Help Children See Themselves as Meaning Makers

Author: Stephanie Parsons

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325017280

Category: Education

Page: 155

View: 5609

This book is a year of classroom-ready developmentally appropriate instruction for reading workshop. Seven units are filled with the language and lessons of a master teacher and include detailed support structures.--[book cover]

Content-area Writing

Every Teacher's Guide

Author: Harvey Daniels,Steven Zemelman,Nancy Steineke

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325009728

Category: Education

Page: 278

View: 3053

Presents information about two major types of writing: writing to learn and public writing. Offers strategies for planning, organizing, and teaching, as well as numerous examples of student work and guidelines for evaluation and assessment.

But how Do You Teach Writing?

A Simple Guide for All Teachers

Author: Barry Lane

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545021180

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 3285

A funny, encouraging book packed with practical ideas teachers and students can try instantly and experience immediate success with writing * The book is divided into three parts: Out of the Gate contains easy ideas to help you get started More Reasons to Write shows you how to teach across genre, both fiction and nonfiction writing Refining Writing addresses everything you need to know about revision, grammar, punctuation, and assessment. Each chapter features: 1) "Try This", ready-to-use lessons for you and your students 2) "Yeah But" where Barry answers the real questions and concerns he's collected from teachers around the country. Contains a variety of reproducible forms to help choose writing topics, create successful writing conferences, and keep track of and monitor revision and editing skills.

Minds on Mathematics

Using Math Workshop to Develop Deep Understanding in Grades 4-8

Author: Wendy Ward Hoffer

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325044347

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 1431

Minds-on Mathematics explains the core elements of math workshop and provides detailed strategies for implementing the workshop structure, including Lesson Openers that engage students,Minilessons that model thinking and problem solving.

Feedback That Moves Writers Forward

How to Escape Correcting Mode to Transform Student Writing

Author: Patty McGee

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506387136

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 1907

Student writing is only as good as the feedback we give In this remarkable book, Patty McGee shares research-based how-to’s for responding to writers that you can use immediately whether you use a writing program or a workshop model. Put down the red-pen, fix-it mindset and help your writers take risks, use grammar as an element of craft, discover their writing identities, elaborate in any genre, and more. Includes lots of helpful conference language that develops tone and trust and forms for reflecting on writing.