The Writing Workshop

Working Through the Hard Parts (and They're All Hard Parts)

Author: Katie Wood Ray,Lester L. Laminack

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: 9780814113172

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Offers advice to teachers on how to conduct writing workshops, providing a rationale for writing workshops, looking at what they have in common across grade levels, and discussing the tone of workshop teaching, getting started with independent writing time, curriculum, focus lessons, assessment and evaluation, and other topics.

About the Authors

Writing Workshop with Our Youngest Writers

Author: Katie Wood Ray

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books


Category: Education

Page: 244

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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

What You Know by Heart

How to Develop Curriculum for Your Writing Workshop

Author: Katie Wood Ray

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325003641

Category: Education

Page: 192

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As Katie shows, the most profound and effective curriculum can result from your own deep understanding of quality writing-what you know about writing through your own and others' writings and through your reading.

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: 2291

"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.".

Writing Toward Home

Tales and Lessons to Find Your Way

Author: Georgia Heard

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books


Category: Education

Page: 145

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Here is a personal and compassionate book for everyone writers, poets, teachers, lovers of life, and especially those seeking to find their writing voices again or for the first time. It is an autobiographical travelogue moving from a volcano in Hawaii to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and places in between, with writing at its heart. Writing Toward Home offers practical advice on overcoming some of the obstacles writers of all ages face: writer's block, fear of rejection, confronting silencing critics in your head, finding the time to write. Each short chapter speaks to the larger truths about writing and how to truly live the writer's life: how to become more of a risk taker, how to excavate the past as a source, and how to become an acute observer of the world. Writing Toward Home is a book that will remind you-and help you remind your students-that the true source of writing is the creative self. In this fast culture when most people have so little time to do anything but menial tasks, it will jumpstart you, it will awaken to you the journey within, it will make you want to write.

Teaching Difficult Students

Blue Jays in the Classroom

Author: Nicole M. Gnezda

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1610482638

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 6187

Here is an easy-to-read and inspiring text that explores the nature of young people and the effects traditional discipline strategies have on them. The author recommends humanistic approaches that promote personal growth in students rather than the common system of reward and punishment that aggravates underlying psychological issues and encourages resentment, retaliation, apathy, and failure. Includes: an academic review of educational psychology theories, step-by-step instructions on how to discipline students humanely and effectively, expressive artwork that illustrates how the principles of psychology manifest in the lives of real students in real schools. The ideas and stories emanate from the experiences of a K-12 teacher whose personal life has been profoundly intertwined with the teaching profession. This book will be of interest to practicing and pre-service teachers of all subject areas and grade levels.

Wondrous Words

Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom

Author: Katie Wood Ray

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: 9780814158166

Category: Education

Page: 317

View: 995

Examines the theoretical underpinnings of how students learn to write from reading other writers; describes various kinds of inquiry designed to help teachers and students learn how to learn from writers; and includes thoughts from the author on writing and teaching, as well as a selection of resource materials.

When Writing Workshop Isn't Working

Answers to Ten Tough Questions, Grades 2-5

Author: Mark Overmeyer

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571104046

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 6747

Provides practical advice for overcoming common problems associated with teaching writing to students, and offers help in developing vocabulary skills, preparing students for standardized tests, and much more.

Nonfiction Matters

Reading, Writing, and Research in Grades 3-8

Author: Stephanie Harvey

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571100725

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 3087

A guide to bringing nonfiction into the curriculum in third through eighth-grade classrooms, with strategies and ideas for reading nonfiction, conducting research, and writing reports.

Three Hens and a Peacock

Author: Lester L. Laminack

Publisher: Peachtree Publishers

ISBN: 1561459976

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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The Foundation of Literacy

Author: Dale D. Johnson,Bonnie Johnson

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 081339189X

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 9689

Written by respected authorities in the fields of education and literacy studies, Words: The Foundation of Literacy is a groundbreaking book for teachers, administrators, and education students. Dale and Bonnie Johnson present a fresh, inspiring reminder of why studying language—from word origins to word structure —is such a vital first step in the development of students' vocabulary, literacy, writing skills, and overall ability to learn. At a time when high-stakes testing has squeezed substance from many curricula, Johnson and Johnson provide ways to enhance students' understanding, interest, and appreciation of language and all its subtleties. Words explores how meaning in language is created by the use and interrelationships of words, phrases, and sentences, their denotations, connotations, implications, and ambiguities. From birth, most children exhibit a natural interest in language—its sounds, nuances, and unpredictable qualities. It is important to sustain, stimulate, and recapture that natural interest in the classroom, and Words provides a multitude of creative and practical techniques for doing so.

50 Early Childhood Guidance Strategies

Author: Janice J. Beaty

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131700147

Category: Education

Page: 177

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Fifty Early Childhood Guidance Strategies presents an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand positive approach involving the young children themselves in eliminating their inappropriate behavior. Teachers and student teachers alike will quickly learn what to expect when children first enter the early childhood classroom, how to assess children's behavior, how to redirect it, and how to get children involved in controlling their own actions. The 50 strategies include appropriate child behavior categories such as communicating feelings and conflict conversion, inappropriate behavior categories such as possession conflicts and power struggles, and teacher concerns such as intervention (how and when) and time-out (using or not using). Each of the strategies is illustrated by photos taken by the author showing children and teachers engaged in the activities discussed. Children's art and appropriate books are also included where appropriate.

Bullying Hurts

Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations

Author: Lester L. Laminack,Reba M. Wadsworth

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325043562

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 8868

Explains how anti-bullying education can and should start on day one of kindergarten and recommends a series of read aloud books that focus on our shared humanity.

Classroom Assessment for Teachers

Author: Raymond Witte

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073378701

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 4920

Classroom Assessment for Teachers provides students with essential professional knowledge/skill sets along with contemporary issues surrounding the assessment of student learning progress and achievement. By utilizing an inquiry-oriented approach, pre-service teacher candidates can explore the essential relationship between assessment and teaching with a deliberate focus on encouraging students to construct their own assessment framework and select measures and procedures that are designed to meet their own needs along with those of their students. Individual chapters are devoted to critical assessment topics, including instruction-learning-assessment alignment, formative assessment, self-assessment, formative assessment, grading, Response to Intervention (RTI), performance assessment, affective assessment, as well as high-stakes testing, validity and reliability, and the use of applied statistics in the classroom.

Hidden Gems

Naming and Teaching from the Brilliance in Every Student's Writing

Author: Katherine Bomer

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325029658

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 9701

"Open Katherine Bomer's staggeringly beautiful, generous book-you may realize that you have never before see your students' writing at all." -Lucy Calkins, Author of Units of Study for Teaching Writing Hidden Gems will transform the way we read student work. -Thomas Newkirk, Author of Holding On to Good Ideas in a Time of Bad Ones You don't get true, fire-in-the-belly energy for writing because you fear getting a bad grade, but because you have something to say and your own way of saying it. -Katherine Bomer If you're like Katherine Bomer, you've grown weary of searching for what's wrong in student writing, and you want better ways to the respond to pieces whose beauty and intelligence doesn't shine on the first read. Now she shares how she learned instead to search-sometimes near the surface, sometimes deep beneath-to find, celebrate, and teach from writers' Hidden Gems. "My hope is that as teachers we can respond to all students' writing with astonished, appreciative, awe-struck eyes," writes Katherine. Through protocols, sample assessments, and demonstrations with actual student work, she shows how to bring the brilliant facets of your writers to the surface as you: spot hidden stylistic gems in writing that is unconventional or vernacular uncover content and organizational gems even when you don't find the subject matter engaging or significant respond by naming and celebrating writers' gems instead of hunting for mistakes give lasting compliments using the inspiring language of published writers that motivate students to keep writing, revising, and polishing their gems. Accept Katherine Bomer's invitation to read work "by young, unseasoned writers the way we would inquire our way into a poem by Nikki Giovanni, Jimmy Santiago Baca, or Naomi Shihab Nye and to notice the quirky brilliance and humor, the heartbreaking honesty, and surreal beauty in even the slightest bits of writing." You'll soon discover that student writers often perform remarkable feats in the craft of writing, and that you can achieve remarkable results with them when you uncover theirHidden Gems.

What Readers Really Do

Teaching the Process of Meaning Making

Author: Dorothy J. Barnhouse,Vicki Vinton

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325030739

Category: Education

Page: 205

View: 987

Drawing on their own lives as readers and writers and years of experience working in classrooms as coaches, staff developers, and consultants, Dorothy Barnhouse and Vicki Vinton offer practical tips for meeting today's rigorous standards while reminding us of the deeper, enduring purposes and process of reading. In What Readers Really Do, you'll peer into the minds and hearts of readers to notice the often invisible thinking work that goes into making meaning of texts-from comprehending where a scene is taking place to constructing thematic interpretations. And you'll look into the authors' own teaching minds and hearts as they unpack the moves and decisions they make to design and implement instruction that allows every student to make significant and personally relevant meaning of texts. Along the way, you'll learn how to: notice and name what students are doing as readers to build their identity and agency move beyond simple strategy instruction to step students into more complex texts show students how readers draft and revise as they read to promote engagement, self-monitoring, and deeper comprehension. Filled with student voices and classroom examples including read-alouds, small groups, and conferences, What Readers Really Do will challenge, inspire, and empower you to become the insightful, independent teacher your students need you to be. And it will remind both you and your students why and how we really read.

Teaching Writing in the Content Areas

Author: Vicki Urquhart,Monette McIver

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416601716

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 2457

Offers strategies and practical tools to integrate writing assignments into math, science, art, and social studies.

Reading Aloud Across the Curriculum

How to Build Bridges in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

Author: Lester L. Laminack,Reba M. Wadsworth

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325009827

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 4248

A guide to expanding read-aloud instruction offers advice for planning thematic, content-driven units that use reading aloud to enhance understanding and increase engagement.

Writing at the Threshold

Featuring 56 Ways to Prepare High School and College Students to Think and Write at the College Level

Author: Larry Weinstein

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: 9780814159132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 125

View: 2987

This book offers high school and college teachers both a philosophy of composition instruction and an immediately useful set of classroom-tested teaching ideas distilled from the author's 28 years of teaching writing. Throughout the book, two aims underlie all others: (1) to tap every student's inborn ability to think extensively and well; and (2) to help every student develop the skills he or she will need to "communicate" good thinking, to obtain a fair hearing from it. The book illuminates these aims by moving from brief reflections on inquiry-based learning to strategies for translating theory into practice in the classroom. It also offers a set of five course sequences, each proposing a different way to shape a whole writing course using methods discussed in the book. The book is designed for easy use by teachers--it is spiral bound and small in size, and, in addition, in some places a small computer icon indicates a reference to the author's Web site where a number of materials are collected that can be printed out, copied, and distributed to students directly. Contains 23 references. (NKA)

The Writing Workshop

A World Of Difference

Author: Shelley Harwayne,Alex McCormick Mitchell,Lucy Calkins

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435084486

Category: Education

Page: 40

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Lucy Calkins discusses how to teach writing and how children develop as writers; she stresses the importance of staff development for teachers of writing.