Teaching Students to Write Personal Narratives

"These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them both useful lesson plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles.

Author: Peter Smagorinsky

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325033978

Category: Education

Page: 95

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"These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them both useful lesson plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles." -Peter Smagorinsky, Larry Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, and Thomas McCann The Dynamics of Writing Instruction series helps middle and high school teachers teach writing using a structured process approach. Teachers may spread these books throughout a multiyear English language arts program, use all six books to constitute a yearlong writing course, or repeat modified sequences from one book at sequential grade levels so students deal with that particular genre at increasing degrees of complexity. Each book in the series includes classroom-tested activities, detailed lesson sequences, and supporting handouts. The instruction is detailed enough to use as a daily plan but general enough that teachers can modify it to accommodate their own curriculum and the specific needs of their students. The instructional activities in each book are tailored to a specific kind of writing: argument, essays that define, comparison/contrast essays, personal narratives, research reports, and fictional narratives. This six book series will show teachers how to: introduce issues, dilemmas, and scenarios that capture students' interest and invoke the critical and creative thinking necessary to write powerfully and effectively design and orchestrate activities within an interactive and collaborative environment move students through increasingly challenging activities designed to help them become independent writers.

Writing Strategies for All Primary Students

A guide for teaching all your students the skills they need to be successful writers The 25 mini-lessons provided in this book are designed to develop students’ self-regulated writing behaviors and enhance their self-perceived writing ...

Author: Janet C. Richards

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470937203

Category: Education

Page: 320

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A guide for teaching all your students the skills they need to be successful writers The 25 mini-lessons provided in this book are designed to develop students’ self-regulated writing behaviors and enhance their self-perceived writing abilities. These foundational writing strategies are applicable and adaptable to all primary students: emergent, advanced, English Language Learners, and struggling writers. Following the SCAMPER (Screen and assess, Confer, Assemble materials, Model, Practice, Execute, Reflect) mini-lesson model devised by the authors, the activities show teachers how to scaffold the writing strategies that students need in order to take control of their independent writing. Reveals helpful writing strategies, including making associations, planning, visualizing, accessing cues, using mnemonics, and more Offers ideas for helping students revise, check, and monitor their writing assignments Explains the author's proven SCAMPER model that is appropriate for students in grades K-3 Let Richards and Lassonde—two experts in the field of childhood education—guide you through these proven strategies for enhancing young children's writing skills.

Teaching Students to Write Fictional Narratives

"These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them both useful lesson plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles.

Author: Peter Smagorinsky

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325033994

Category: Education

Page: 87

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"These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them both useful lesson plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles." -Peter Smagorinsky, Larry Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, and Thomas McCann The Dynamics of Writing Instruction series helps middle and high school teachers teach writing using a structured process approach. Teachers may spread these books throughout a multiyear English language arts program, use all six books to constitute a yearlong writing course, or repeat modified sequences from one book at sequential grade levels so students deal with that particular genre at increasing degrees of complexity. Each book in the series includes classroom-tested activities, detailed lesson sequences, and supporting handouts. The instruction is detailed enough to use as a daily plan but general enough that teachers can modify it to accommodate their own curriculum and the specific needs of their students. The instructional activities in each book are tailored to a specific kind of writing: argument, essays that define, comparison/contrast essays, personal narratives, research reports, and fictional narratives. This six book series will show teachers how to: introduce issues, dilemmas, and scenarios that capture students' interest and invoke the critical and creative thinking necessary to write powerfully and effectively design and orchestrate activities within an interactive and collaborative environment move students through increasingly challenging activities designed to help them become independent writers.

Teaching Academic Writing

The book draws on recent research in the fields of academic literacy, second language learning, and linguistics.

Author: Caroline Coffin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134507337

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Student academic writing is at the heart of teaching and learning in higher education. Students are assessed largely by what they write, and need to learn both general academic conventions as well as disciplinary writing requirements in order to be successful in higher education. Teaching Academic Writing is a 'toolkit' designed to help higher education lecturers and tutors teach writing to their students. Containing a range of diverse teaching strategies, the book offers both practical activities to help students develop their writing abilities and guidelines to help lecturers and tutors think in more depth about the assessment tasks they set and the feedback they give to students. The authors explore a wide variety of text types, from essays and reflective diaries to research projects and laboratory reports. The book draws on recent research in the fields of academic literacy, second language learning, and linguistics. It is grounded in recent developments such as the increasing diversity of the student body, the use of the Internet, electronic tuition, and issues related to distance learning in an era of increasing globalisation. Written by experienced teachers of writing, language, and linguistics, Teaching Academic Writing will be of interest to anyone involved in teaching academic writing in higher education.

How to write what you want to say in the secondary years

We know that these resources significantly improves the student’s writing skills with practise. This is a must for every secondary teacher.

Author: Patricia Hipwell

Publisher: Boolarong Press

ISBN: 9780987215949

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Now the best-selling, literacy book How to write what you want to say … in the secondary years has a Teacher’s Guide and Student Workbook to improve students’ literacy skills. These books are across the whole curriculum where the subject requires completing written assignments and written examinations. The purpose is to use these resources in all subjects to improve the students’ writing skills using the vocabulary relating to the subject. We know that these resources significantly improves the student’s writing skills with practise. This is a must for every secondary teacher.

Writing Better

This practical guidebook gives elementary school teachers explicit instructions on how students with learning disabilities can dramatically improve their writing skills.

Author: Steven Graham

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 1557667047

Category: Education

Page: 177

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This practical guidebook gives elementary school teachers explicit instructions on how students with learning disabilities can dramatically improve their writing skills.

Teaching Writing in the Content Areas

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

Author: Vicki Urquhart

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416601715

Category: Education

Page: 169

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

Techniques in Teaching Writing

Practical procedures for teachers to follow at every stage are outlined, including ways to stimulate students to write through pictures, readings and discussions, and ways to respond to student writing as a form of communication.

Author: Ann Raimes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106007802223

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 164

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Practical procedures for teachers to follow at every stage are outlined, including ways to stimulate students to write through pictures, readings and discussions, and ways to respond to student writing as a form of communication.

Teaching Writing in Diverse Classrooms K 8

- Explains how to organize classrooms for writing instruction. Read the Rave Reviews! "This text is a pleasure to read and it is filled with valuable ideas for improving writing instruction.

Author: Margaret A. Moore-Hart

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0135135265

Category: Education

Page: 312

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This exciting new writing resource offers a contemporary look at teaching writing strategies to 21st century students. The wealth of writing strategies are linked to research and theory and continually ask teachers to use problem solving and creative thinking to respond to the challenges of teaching writing in a global, computer-mediated society. The best practices offered in this book will make it easy for teachers to help their students flourish as creative and proficient writers. Two distinct characteristics make this resource unique. First, the author shares experiences in successful writing with students from a wide range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Second, the author emphasizes the use of technology to facilitate all stages of writing and to help students access, retrieve, interpret and apply information to enhance what they write. In the words of Linda Gambrell, former President of the International Reading Association, "this text is a pleasure to read and it is filled with valuable ideas for improving writing instruction. It will provide teachers, administrators, staff developers, and teacher educators with a very practical and powerful, research-based instructional model that will help to empower both teachers and their students."

Teaching Writing in Kindergarten

Master teacher Randee Bergen shares her yearlong plan for daily writing, providing complete lessons and tips for motivating all learners, managing writing time, and assessing children's work effectively and efficiently.

Author: Randee Bergen

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 0545054001

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This smart, simple approach ensures that kindergarteners write at or above a first-grade level by the end of the year. Master teacher Randee Bergen shares her yearlong plan for daily writing, providing complete lessons and tips for motivating all learners, managing writing time, and assessing children's work effectively and efficiently. Includes guided lessons for the whole group as well as individualized mini-lessons to support learners exactly where they need help. For use with Grade K.

Beyond Literary Analysis

"This book will make the case for multiple, diverse kinds of analysis to be taught in the high school English classroom.

Author: Allison Marchetti

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325092494

Category: Education

Page: 259

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"This book will make the case for multiple, diverse kinds of analysis to be taught in the high school English classroom. In addition to showing what written analysis looks like "in the wild," the authors will provide readers with a framework of fundamental analytical skills for instruction. Importantly, Marchetti and O'Dell will advocate for framing analytical writing around students' (of all levels and abilities) passions and expertise. And just as they do in their previous Heinemann book, Writing with Mentors, they will share resources for bringing many different kinds of analytical writing into the classroom"--

Teaching Grammar Through Writing

Written as a springboard to teaching grammar, this book is designed to help teachers of grades 4–8 teach students to use the sixteen essential grammatical elements (seven parts of speech, six phrases, and three clauses) in their writing.

Author: Keith Polette

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123257896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 187

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Written as a springboard to teaching grammar, this book is designed to help teachers of grades 4–8 teach students to use the sixteen essential grammatical elements (seven parts of speech, six phrases, and three clauses) in their writing. Exercises, strategies, and examples provide a guide for the teacher about how students can learn, expand, and transfer the grammar skills acquired to their own writing. The book is organized so that teachers can either pick and choose lessons that are tailored to meet their students' specific needs, or they can teach the material in a clear and effective scope and sequence from beginning to end.. Teachers Rave about Keith Polette's New Way to Teach Writing! “I like the writing exercises that are incorporated right from the start and the interesting approach to getting students to develop their understanding in their own words. I also would recommend the book to other teachers because it has universal appeal for any teacher trying to improve their own understanding of grammar and writing or who is looking for another good resource for their students.” —Lona Garrison, Gwinnett County Public Schools, GA “I think this book is done very well. Teachers could use this book as a reference tool in the classroom.” —Deedra Murray, Edyth J. Hayes Middle School, KY Take a look inside: Focuses on one grammatical element at a time to assist teachers in building on students' prior knowledge. Addresses such topics as sentence building, combining, and imitation, writer's voice, word play, poetry, editing, and guided or process writing.

Exploring Writing in the Content Areas

The book also includes tips on providing constructive feedback and demonstrates how assessment can guide effective teaching practice and help plan more successful instruction."--Publisher's website (www.pembrokepublishers.com).

Author: Maria Carty

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551381886

Category: Education

Page: 123

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"This book will show how to guide students through the various stages of the writing process and teach them to focus on the purpose for writing in all kinds of nonfiction. It will help teachers assess what students know so they can plan more successful instruction." "This practical book also explains how teachers can provide student writers with the concrete, constructive feedback they need. It demonstrates how assessment can guide effective teaching practices."--BOOK JACKET.

Fifty Ways to Teach Writing

This book is divided into three categories, which represent the stages of process writing: a) Pre-writing and planning b) Writing topics and strategies c) Editing and revising The Fifty Ways to Teach series gives you a variety of drills, ...

Author: Maggie Sokolik

Publisher: Wayzgoose Press

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Writing ought to be the easiest of the four skills for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language. Unlike listening and reading, the students control all the words. Unlike speaking, the students can go back, check their work, revise it, and resubmit it. It should then follow that writing would be one of the most popular courses to teach. Yet teachers never say, “I can’t wait till I get tenure, so I can teach some of those composition classes of 35 students.” However, writing classes also offer the opportunity to see growth, to share important ideas, and to develop a sense of community. The tips in Fifty Ways Ways to Teach Writing are chosen with that goal in mind -- to make it easier for students to succeed at becoming better writers, and for instructors to enjoy the teaching of writing. This book is divided into three categories, which represent the stages of process writing: a) Pre-writing and planning b) Writing topics and strategies c) Editing and revising The Fifty Ways to Teach series gives you a variety of drills, games, techniques, methods, and ideas to help your students master English. Most of the ideas can be used for both beginning and advanced classes. Many require little to no preparation or special materials. The ideas can be used with any textbook, or without a textbook at all. These short, practical guides aim to make your teaching life easier, and your students' lives more rewarding and successful.

Because Writing Matters

This updated edition of the best-selling book Because Writing Matters reflects the most recent research and reports on the need for teaching writing, and it includes new sections on writing and English language learners, technology, and the ...

Author: National Writing Project

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118429679

Category: Education

Page: 144

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This updated edition of the best-selling book Because Writing Matters reflects the most recent research and reports on the need for teaching writing, and it includes new sections on writing and English language learners, technology, and the writing process.

Fun Concrete Tools for Writing

Although this book is primarily meant for middle school level, it can easily be adapted to elementary and high school levels.

Author: Cari Cornett

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434353887

Category: Education

Page: 32

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~Purpose and Audience, Idea Development and Support, Organization and Sentence Structure, Conventions of Language and Correctness~ These abstract skills can be mastered with concrete tools. Taking middle-school students through the writing process effectively may be challenging, but there are concrete ways to facilitate this journey with rewarding results. The best results include all students grasping writing skills while securing personal style and ownership in their pieces. Fun Concrete Tools for Writing provides teachers with unique step-by-step techniques to use in the classroom. These techniques target 7 specific challenges that teachers face. After reading this book, teachers will be fortified to present simplistic techniques to their students which will foster student voice and style as well as mastery of writing skills. Although this book is primarily meant for middle school level, it can easily be adapted to elementary and high school levels.

Engaging Students in Academic Literacies

This approach to teaching writing and academic language is effective in addressing the persistent achievement gap between ELLs and "mainstream" students, especially in the context of current reforms in the U.S. Transforming systemic ...

Author: María Estela Brisk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317816140

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

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The Common Core State Standards require schools to include writing in a variety of genres across the disciplines. Engaging Students in Academic Literacies provides specific information to plan and carry out genre-based writing instruction in English for K-5 students within various content areas. Informed by systemic functional linguistics—a theory of language IN USE in particular ways for particular audiences and social purposes—it guides teachers in developing students’ ability to construct texts using structural and linguistic features of the written language. This approach to teaching writing and academic language is effective in addressing the persistent achievement gap between ELLs and "mainstream" students, especially in the context of current reforms in the U.S. Transforming systemic functional linguistics and genre theory into concrete classroom tools for designing, implementing, and reflecting on instruction and providing essential scaffolding for teachers to build their own knowledge of its essential elements applied to teaching, the text includes strategies for apprenticing students to writing in all genres, features of elementary students’ writing, and examples of practice.

Teaching Writing With Latino A Students

In sum, bilingual writing asks students and teachers to break certain “rules” they have internalized about “good writing”; it enriches the written product ...

Author: Cristina Kirklighter

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791471937

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Engages the complexities of teaching Latino/a students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

Focus Lessons

The language of writing has a natural link with photography. In Focus Lessons, Ralph Fletcher makes this connection clear. He offers new ideas about how this link can enhance your instruction.

Author: Ralph Fletcher

Publisher:

ISBN: 0325109176

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