Into Writing

The Primary Teacher's Guide to Writing Workshop

Author: Megan S. Sloan

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325012285

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 7310

For me, there was enormous satisfaction in seeing how Megan Sloan interweaves process, workshop, and traits in this book. I have struggled all my professional life to help teachers see that the 6 traits are not a silver bullet, not even a curriculum, but a way of thinking and talking about writing that enormously empowers revision - and therefore, both process and workshop. It is so gratifying to hear from a teacher who really understands this relationship, and sees how things work in harmony, rather than trying to replace one with the other. - Vicki Spandel Author of Creating Young Writers “I want to set up a writing workshop in my classroom - now what?” “What should my teaching look like day to day?” “What about minilessons? Conferences and assessment? Share time?” These are just a few of the many questions about writing workshop that teacher and nationally known staff developer Megan Sloan has been asked. With Into Writing this workshop veteran sets out to answer these and the other most commonly asked questions about teaching writing well. From September to June, Sloan's answers break down the workshop piece by piece so you can make the most of it. She examines the ins and outs of writing workshop through four overarching principles of practice: Differentiate to address each writer's unique needs. Make every minute count by designing instruction that sticks. Share your experiences with students to build trust, encourage choice and community, and model how real writers work. Emphasize writing to support reading. If you're new to writing workshop, Into Writing will be a handy, inspirational guide for implementing and sustaining it. If you want to improve your workshop, you'll have a troubleshooting manual that's easy to use and that's as focused on helping writers reach their potential as you are. Into Writing answers your questions with all the practical savvy, student-sample guideposts, and specific, actionable advice you'd expect from a veteran teacher. And with her warmth and can-do spirit, Megan Sloan will win you over and lead you to teaching that your young writers will find as satisfying as you will.

Teaching Young Writers to Elaborate Grades 1 - 3

Mini-Lessons and Strategies That Help Students Find Topics and Learn to Tell More

Author: Megan S. Sloan

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545032988

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 4593

Offers mini-lessons and strategies to teach children how to develop their writing and includes an example from children's literature for each technique, record-keeping forms, and writing prompts.

About the Authors

Writing Workshop with Our Youngest Writers

Author: Katie Wood Ray

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books


Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 4420

Grades K-2 About the Authors is about the littlest authors-those in kindergarten through second grade. Based on a profound understanding of the ways in which young children learn, it shows teachers how to launch a writing workshop by inviting children to do what they do naturally-make stuff. So why not write books? Gifted educator and author of the best-selling What You Know by Heart (Heinemann, 2002), Katie Wood Ray has seen young authors do just that. And she wants your students to be able to do the same. Beautifully describing young children in the act of learning, she demonstrates what it takes to nourish writing right from the start: a supportive environment that enables even the youngest students to write respect and sensitivity to the way children really learn inviting instruction that both encourages and elevates young writers rich language that stimulates writing classroom talk and children's literature that energize young writers developmental considerations that shape the structure of the workshop, making it natural, joyful, and absolutely appropriate. What's more, Ray explains step by step how to set up and maintain a primary writing workshop, detailing eleven units of study that cover idea generation, text structures, different genres, and illustrations that work with text. She also draws on data, projects, and the language of teaching used in the classroom of first-grade teacher Lisa Cleaveland. Ray allows readers to "listen in" to Lisa as she helps her young students learn from professional writers, work with intention, and think about their own process. Chockfull of examples of little books by young children, About the Authors is proof positive that a primary writing workshop is a smart writing move. Also available: The Teaching Behind About the Authors (DVD) / 0325008361 / 2005 / Grades K-2

Writing Like Writers

Guiding Elementary Children Through a Writer's Workshop

Author: Kay Johnson,Pamela V. Westkott


ISBN: 159363000X

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 7372

Build a classroom of excited, talented young writers. This wonderful teaching resource offers a complete approach to creating a classroom of enthusiastic, skillful student writers. The authors provide a comprehensive approach to teaching writing in the classroom. This book offers the strategies teachers need to teach writing skills that meet national standards and produce excellent results from children. Topics addressed in this guidebook include: creating the writing classroom, teaching the writing process, teaching effective writing strategies, teaching elements of story structure, teaching the advanced craft of writing, and using a writers' workshop to teach good writing. Writing is a great differentiator. During the writers' workshop, each student is engaged in meaningful ways. Pulling together more than three decades of practical experience and research on the best strategies for teaching writing, Writing Like Writers offers a friendly, easy-to-use guide for any teacher seeking to build a classroom of successful writers.

A Place for Wonder

Reading and Writing Nonfiction in the Primary Grades

Author: Georgia Heard,Jennifer McDonough

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571104321

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 2782

In A Place for Wonder, Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough discuss how to create "a landscape of wonder," a primary classroom where curiosity, creativity, and exploration are encouraged. For it is these characteristics, the authors write, that develop intelligent, inquiring, life-long learners. A Place for Wonder will help teachers reclaim their classrooms as a place where true learning is the norm.

The art of teaching writing

Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins

Publisher: Heinemann ; Toronto, Irwin


Category: Education

Page: 550

View: 4366

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.

Study Driven

A Framework for Planning Units of Study in the Writing Workshop

Author: Katie Wood Ray

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325007502

Category: Education

Page: 290

View: 6248

"In Study Driven, Ray shows you that encouraging students to read closely can improve the effectiveness of your writing instruction. Detailing her own method for utilizing the popular mentor-texts approach, Ray helps you immerse children in a close study of published texts that supports their learning, leads them to a better understanding of the traits of good writing, and motivates them to become more accomplished writers.".

What Are You Grouping For?, Grades 3-8

How to Guide Small Groups Based on Readers - Not the Book

Author: Julie Wright,Barry Hoonan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544324286

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 6512

Intermediate grade readers don’t need to be guided as much as they need to be engaged—and authors Julie Wright and Barry Hoonan have solutions for doing just that using small groups. You’ll get practical tools, classroom examples, and actionable steps essential for starting, sustaining, and mastering the management of small groups. This book explains the five teacher moves that work together to support students’ reading independence through small group learning—kidwatching, pivoting, assessing, curating, and planning—and provides examples to guide you and your students toward success. This resource will empower you with tools to ensure that readers are doing the reading, thinking, and doing—not you.

Teaching Phonics in Context

Author: David Hornsby,Lorraine Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442531482

Category: Children

Page: 203

View: 8634

Written by two highly respected educators, TEACHING PHONICS IN CONTEXT describes how phonics can be taught as children learn to read and write. The book looks at classrooms that shimmer and shine as children learn phonics through reading picture books, having fun with rhymes, playing with words and writing meaningful texts. It explains how within these contexts children learn the sounds of the English language and the letters of the alphabet and the relationship between them. Teaching Phonics in Context presents guidelines for teaching letter-sound patterns while debunking the myth that there is a single valid sequence of instruction and revealing commercial programs to be unnecessary and often flawed. The book also includes 'teacher knowledge' sections to provide teachers with the confidence to teach phonics through meaningful reading and writing activities.

The Writing Strategies Book

Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers

Author: Jennifer Serravallo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780325078229

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 4459

Special pre-publication price! Buy before February 15, 2017 and save! (The price you see on this page includes the prepublication discount. The school/web price will rise to $38.00 on February 16, 2017.) Jennifer Serravallo's Reading Strategies Book has helped hundreds of thousands of teachers and their readers. Now she's doing the same for writing. The Writing Strategies Book provides 300 strategies that support 10 crucial instructional goals. Whether you teach with writing workshop, 6+1 Traits, or by any other means, you'll discover a wealth of ideas for strategies to share with students for whole-group, small-group, or one-to-one instruction.

Growing Readers

Units of Study in the Primary Classroom

Author: Kathy Collins

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103732

Category: Education

Page: 278

View: 4424

Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.

Understanding Child Development

Author: Rosalind Charlesworth

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495809306

Category: Education

Page: 768

View: 1030

This publication introduces you to the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children, and demonstrates how to work with them in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment. The book also provides information regarding working with children with special needs, families and children from diverse cultures, new technologies such as Wii, assistive technology, RoboLab and e-portfolios and recent research about toddler empathy, mother-child conflict, IQ scores and intelligence, intentional teaching, play and much more.

6 + 1 Traits of Writing

The Complete Guide

Author: Ruth Culham

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439280389

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 7209

Describes the traits of good writing in any genre and includes information on assessing student writing skills, lesson planning, and activities.

A Yearlong Curriculum

Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins,The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Community Staff

Publisher: Greenwood International

ISBN: 9780325006048


Page: 128

View: 5214

Grades K-2 Lucy and her colleagues have helped hundreds of thousands of teachers take their first forays into the teaching of writing. Units of Study provides easy access to the magic of their teaching by presenting minute-by-minute, live-from-theclassroom coaching as they show you how to refine your lessons to meet the needs of the curious minds that you teach. Units of Study for Primary Writing includes: * The Overview: In The Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Writing, Lucy equips you to organize a productive, well-managed writing workshop, introduces the methods that underlie all writing instruction, and helps you plan a yearlong curriculum in the teaching of writing. * Seven Units of Study: Each of the seven Units of Study supports 4-6 weeks of a yearlong curriculum. Lucy and her co-authors give you goals and assessment rubrics for each unit as well as the language of the minilessons within that unit. Launching the Writing Workshop Small Moments: Personal Narrative Writing Writing for Readers: Teaching Skills and Strategies The Craft of Revision Authors as Mentors Nonfiction Writing: Procedures and Reports Poetry: Powerful Thoughts in Tiny Packages * The Conferring Handbook: Lucy and her colleagues offer 21 key conferences to support the Units of Study. They offer the words, the structures, and the reasons for these conferences so you can easily conduct them in your own classroom. * Resources for Primary Writing - CD ROM: Watch Lucy and her colleagues teach some of the powerful lessons they detail in the units. Also find reproducibles, checklists, booklists, additional lessons, and invaluable time-saving resources. Also available: a unique, cost-saving supplementary Lucy Calkins Professional Development Pack / Grades K-3 / 0131982400 Coming soon! Lucy Calkins takes writing instruction to a higher level with Units of Study for Teaching Reading and Writing, Grades 3-5 May, 2005 / Grades 3-5 / 0325008701

The Writing Teacher's Troubleshooting Guide

Author: Lester L. Laminack,Reba M. Wadsworth

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325043418

Category: Education

Page: 123

View: 1181

Offers concise advice and ideas intended to help teachers identify problems in student writing, discover their possible causes, and provide useful tools for overcoming them.

Guiding K-3 Writers to Independence

The New Essentials

Author: Patricia L. Scharer,Gay Su Pinnell

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439884495

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 9343

By working together to write within authentic contexts, children behave as writers and learn about the writing process scaffolded by their teacher in ways that ensure success.

Creating Young Writers

Using the Six Traits to Enrich Writing Process in Primary Classrooms

Author: Vicki Spandel

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132685856

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 3097

Creating Young Writers: Using the Six Traits to Enrich Writing Process in Primary Classrooms , 3/e gives new and experienced K-3 teachers the most comprehensive guide available to using the highly popular six-traits approach to writing. Well-respected author Vicki Spandel presents an in-depth look at the writing process and how it connects to the six traits, while encouraging them to write continuously with students and model their own personal writing process. The book is a goldmine of activities, strategies, and lesson ideas ideal for use in the K-3 classroom or as part of a study group. Here's what's new: · NEW! All information pertaining to a given trait-rubrics, papers, lessons, and book recommendation-appears in one place. · NEW! Primary writing guides have been revised to make assessment easy. · NEW! Advanced writing guides for young writers who are ready are now included. · NEW! Trait-inspired lessons systematically build skills in prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. · NEW! Brand new book recommendations include suggestions for linking reading and writing. · NEW! New lessons specifically designed to make modeling simple and comfortable-even for new teachers. · NEW! Each new sample paper has its own lessons to teach. · NEW! Specific suggestions show how to make workshop and process work in your particular teaching style. · NEW! New and expanded discussion questions and activities at the end of each chapter make this edition ideal for use as a classroom or study group text. · NEW! Keys to Success suggestions embedded within each chapter help teachers make the most of every strategy or lesson.

Teacher's Guide to Effective Sentence Writing

Author: Bruce Saddler

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462506771

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 5428

This practical book provides explicit instructions for teaching sentence-level skills to students who have difficulties in this area. The author explains the key role of sentence combining in the writing process and presents effective techniques for instruction and assessment. Numerous sample lessons, practice activities, planning tips, and grammatical pointers make it easy for teachers to incorporate sentence combining and construction into the writing curriculum at all grade levels (2-12). Accessible and engaging, the book helps teachers and students experiment with different ways to arrange thoughts and produce meaningful written work.

Using Picture Books to Teach Writing with the Traits

An Annotated Bibliography of More Than 150 Mentor Texts with Teacher-tested Lessons : K-2

Author: Ruth Culham,Raymond Coutu

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545025119

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 4070

Provides eighteen trait-focused lessons based on specific picture books, along with 150 annotations of both new and classic books.