The Teacher Writer

The writing workshop: Working through the hard parts (and they're all hard parts). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Author: Christine M. Dawson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807758007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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The Teacher-Writer shows how teachers can pursue and sustain personally and professionally worthwhile writing practices, even amidst the many demands associated with teaching. It meets teachers wherever they are--as novice teachers just beginning to pursue writing, as teachers emerging from a professional development experience, or as accomplished writers seeking to further their craft. Chapter by chapter, the book provides strategies to help teachers get started on projects, build energy for writing, overcome obstacles of limited time, create support systems using online technologies, and develop coherence across their writing lives. The text includes useful writing group routines, questions for framing collaborative inquiry, methods for adapting writing communities to online settings, and rich examples of conversations and texts shared in actual teacher writing group meetings.

Writer Identity and the Teaching and Learning of Writing

Being a teacher-writer So, what is a teacher-writer? A teacher-writer is: A teacher who writes. Sometimes this is writing outside of the school day.

Author: Teresa Cremin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317363927

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Writer Identity and the Teaching and Learning of Writing is a groundbreaking book which addresses what it really means to identify as a writer in educational contexts and the implications for writing pedagogy. It conceptualises writers’ identities, and draws upon empirical studies to explore their construction, enactment and performance. Focusing largely on teachers’ identities and practices as writers and the writer identities of primary and secondary students, it also encompasses the perspectives of professional writers and highlights promising new directions for research. With four interlinked sections, this book offers: Nuanced understandings of how writer identities are shaped and formed; Insights into how classroom practice changes when teachers position themselves as writers alongside their students; New understandings of what this positioning means for students’ identities as writers and writing pedagogy; and Illuminating case studies mapping young people's writing trajectories. With an international team of contributors, the book offers a global perspective on this vital topic, and makes a new and strongly theorised contribution to the field. Viewing writer identity as fluid and multifaceted, this book is important reading for practising teachers, student teachers, educational researchers and practitioners currently undertaking postgraduate studies. Contributors include: Teresa Cremin, Terry Locke, Sally Baker, Josephine Brady, Diane Collier, Nikolaj Elf, Ian Eyres, Theresa Lillis, Marilyn McKinney, Denise Morgan, Debra Myhill, Mary Ryan, Kristin Stang, Chris Street, Anne Whitney and Rebecca Woodard.

Teaching Writing

Grade level: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, p, e, i, t. This book is about change. In 1981, Fiderer and her colleagues began experimenting with the workshop approach to writing, assisted by writing researcher Lucy McCormick Calkins.

Author: Adele Fiderer

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0590492020

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Grade level: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, p, e, i, t.

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

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ISBN: 0325109176

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Strategies for Teaching Writing

WRITING. PROCESS. teacher should design her classroom to reflect her individual style. The moment a teacher walks into a classroom, teaching begins.

Author: Roger Caswell

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9780871208286

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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Writing is the vehicle for communication. In addition to promoting the need for good communication skills, the teaching of the writing process provides opportunities for students to develop clear thinking skills. Writing is also a developmental process that each student can successfully experience at different levels when approached systematically. Based upon this premise, this Action Tool presents the five stages of writing: prewrite, write, revise, edit, and publish in a manner that allows writing to be taught as a process. Strategies for Teaching Writing: An ASCD Action Tool makes writing in the classroom manageable. The tools provide a step-by-step approach to teaching the writing process. The tools include complete how-to-use instructions, suggestions, classroom examples and cross-curricular activities. Using the tools, teachers can grant students time to write, to process their thoughts and develop a way to analyze their thinking using cognitive reasoning instead of impromptu thought. The Action Tool also provide teachers with assessment strategies to assess students participation and progress at each stage of the writing process.

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.

Teaching Writing to Adults

The Role of the Teacher . Murray ( 1968 ) thinks of the writing teacher as a coach ; many adult educators prefer the Latinate term facilitator .

Author: Robert F. Sommer

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015015448908

Category: Education

Page: 252

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This book provides up-to-date and practical strategies for successfully teaching adults to write--revealing how approaches to teaching writing can be specially tailored to the needs and strengths of adult learners.

Developing Young Writers in the Classroom

The book offers detailed guidance, supported by planning documents, poetry and prose, examples of children’s work and stimulating visuals.

Author: Gail Loane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317226260

Category: Education

Page: 316

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Educators want young people to grow up knowing that writing is an important and deeply satisfying life skill, one that helps them make more sense of themselves and their world, and one that helps them to communicate effectively. Sadly, too often writing becomes merely an exercise in ‘getting words right’, or writing to teacher-prescribed tasks. Developing Young Writers in the Classroom explores the principles of developing literacy through authorship, allowing children to describe, question and celebrate their own experiences and personal creativity. The book offers detailed guidance, supported by planning documents, poetry and prose, examples of children’s work and stimulating visuals. Inspiring topics explored include: creating a classroom environment which supports an independent writer students’ lives brought into the classroom finding significance in our experiences the use of memoir for recording experiences description in all kinds of writing choosing and writing about a character writing in all curriculum areas linking reading and writing using other authors as mentors and teachers collaborative learning. Illustrated throughout with accessible activities and ideas from literature and poetry, Developing Young Writers in the Classroom is an essential resource for all teachers wishing to inspire writing in the classroom.

Developing Writing Teachers

Practical and accessible while drawing on a range of relevant research and theory, this text is distinguished by its dual focus—on teachers as writers and the teaching of writing.

Author: Terry Locke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136218194

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

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The premise of Developing Writing Teachers is this: When teachers of writing identify as writers, it adds a special dimension to their writing pedagogy. Practical and accessible while drawing on a range of relevant research and theory, this text is distinguished by its dual focus—on teachers as writers and the teaching of writing. Part I addresses the question, What does it take for a teacher of writing to develop an identity as writer? Using case studies and teacher narratives, it guides readers to an understanding of the current status of writing as the 21st century unfolds, the role of expressive writing in developing a writing identity, the relationship of writing to genre and rhetoric, writing and professional identity, and writing as design. Part II focuses on pedagogical practice and helping writer-teachers develop a toolkit to take into their classrooms. Coverage includes building a community of writing practice; the nature of writing as process; the place of grammar; the role of information, communication and representational technologies; and how assessment, properly used, can help develop writing. Ideal for for pre-service and in-service courses on the teaching of writing, the Companion Website provides aadditional readings/documents; PowerPoint presentations; assessment resources; and lesson and unit plans and planning guides.

Teaching Writing Learning

Ian Pringle, Aviva Freedman, Canadian Council of Teachers of English ... (an English teacher) and includes discussions and case-studies of writing problems ...

Author: Canadian Council of Teachers of English

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031393502

Category: English language

Page: 208

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Engaging Young Writers

I know he's helped me do just that. I'm a better teacher because of what I've learned from him. - Katie Wood Ray Author of About the Authors We are so fortunate to have this book.

Author: Matt Glover

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 032501745X

Category: Education

Page: 144

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As teachers, we do indeed live narrative lives, and if you read Engaging Young Writers, Preschool to Grade 1, Matt Glover will help you live out new kinds of stories with the children you teach. I know he's helped me do just that. I'm a better teacher because of what I've learned from him. - Katie Wood Ray Author of About the Authors We are so fortunate to have this book. Matt shares his deep understanding of young writers, presents a thoughtful and warm approach to teaching writing, and shows us how to nudge children in ways that are considerate of their interests and intentions as well as their intellectual development. - Kathy Collins Author of Growing Readers Many children come to school wanting to write. But some are unsure about getting started or don't realize they have something to say. Motivating students to put markers to paper is the key that unlocks a lifetime of writing. Engaging Young Writers presents a range of entry points that help every student find a way into writing. In Engaging Young Writers, Matt Glover (coauthor of Already Ready) presents ways to encourage students to pick up the pen and share their remarkable thinking. With multiple entry points for writers, he helps you match your teaching to children's individual interests and patterns of learning. Glover shows how you can: nudge writers into action through meaning, choice, and purpose invite preschool children to write through conversation and invite primary students through units of study spark imaginative writing through read-aloud and dramatic play inspire kids to write stories from personal experiences give students the chance to share their passions and interests through nonfiction writing. Engaging Young Writers features teaching tested in real classrooms and the student samples to back it up. Glover takes special care to address how his ideas can be applied to the unique developmental needs of writers in preschool, kindergarten, and grade one. Inside every child is a writer. Inside you is the desire to give children a great start. Inside Engaging Young Writers is the teaching to help you create that wonderful moment when your students decide to become the writer within.

Teachers as Writers

This work proposed that, in acknowledging the complex nature of writing identities and the "unofficial" emotional lives of teachers, we can push beyond a static writer/non-writer binary and disrupt a hierarchical, outcome-based notion of ...

Author: Amy Leigh Tondreau

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1155162711

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Utilizing a narrative inquiry methodology for group meetings and interviews, I analyzed the complex, fluid, and sometimes contradictory identities of teacher-writers, and the construction, reconstruction, and mobilization of stories within and about the group. The static, binary identities group members claimed served as cover stories, the static categorical writer-selves that we construct in relation to our conceptions of an idealized writer. My study concluded that the relative autonomy of the writing group provided a shelter from the school culture of accountability where emotion and profanation were possible. This work proposed that, in acknowledging the complex nature of writing identities and the "unofficial" emotional lives of teachers, we can push beyond a static writer/non-writer binary and disrupt a hierarchical, outcome-based notion of staff development. As a result, space for staff development, in which a diverse school community joins together to engage in experiences, learning, and identity work that make space for emotion, may be created.

A Creative Approach to Teaching Writing

A toolbox of strategies and activities that offer children aged 7-13 a motivational context for learning to write fluently and influentially.

Author: Steve Bowkett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441176769

Category: Education

Page: 120

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A toolbox of strategies and activities that offer children aged 7-13 a motivational context for learning to write fluently and influentially.

Writer s Workshop for the Common Core

I first met writer's workshop when I shared a spot with other first-time presenters, Nancie Atwell and her colleagues, at the National Council of Teachers ...

Author: Warren Combs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317925132

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Writing instruction expert Warren Combs presents a step-by-step plan for teaching writing workshops that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The book is filled with practical mini-lessons, strategies, and tools for every stage of the writing process, from prewriting through publication. Scripting is provided, to show teachers how to model each strategy for students. In addition, Dr. Combs shows how teachers can use the following elements: The concepts Voice, Pictures, and Flow, to help students understand the essential elements of writing; The words Invite, Model, Write, Look, and Learn, to model effective writing for students and have them learn from your example; Revision strategies such as Jot and Blend, Combining Sentences, Writing Leads, and Writing Closes; Peer revision using Peer-Assisted Learning Systems (PALS); Student self-assessment rubrics. The book also includes scoring guides and pacing guides, to help teachers implement writing workshops more easily. As Dr. Combs demonstrates, you can give workshops more structure while still making writing come alive for your students.

Strategies for Implementing Writer s Workshop

Teacher: Writers, you will meet with your writing partner and practice adding the “when” and “where” to each sentence. The students work with their partners ...

Author: Richard Gentry

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425897635

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Strategies for Implementing Writer's Workshop is as research-based, easy-to-use resource that includes all the tools needed to create a successful Writer's Workshop and enhance student writing. Teachers will learn classroom-tested techniques and engaging instructional approaches to support all levels of writers. This resource provides sample mini lessons, activities, classroom snapshots, student resources, and more. Lesson plans are tailored to these specific grade spans: K-2, 3-5, 6-8.

Explore Poetry

This volume involves you in both the reading and writing of poetry for yourself and your students.

Author: Donald H. Graves

Publisher: Reading/Writing Teacher's Comp

ISBN: UOM:39015025324818

Category: Education

Page: 195

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This volume involves you in both the reading and writing of poetry for yourself and your students.

Journal of Teaching Writing

His work has been published in the Journal of Teaching Writing, Rhetoric Review, Computers and Composition, English Journal, Research in the Teaching of ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105021228098

Category: English language

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Conferring with Young Writers

If you've ever sat down to confer with a child and felt at a loss for what to say or how to help move him or her forward as a writer, this book is for you.

Author: Kristin Ackerman

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781625310392

Category: Education

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If you've ever sat down to confer with a child and felt at a loss for what to say or how to help move him or her forward as a writer, this book is for you. If you are a strong teacher of writing but are not seeing results from your students, this book is for you. Authors Kristin Ackerman and Jennifer McDonough have been teaching writing for several years and know that conferring can be a murky and messy process--perhaps the hardest component of all. Written from the lessons they've learned through hard-won classroom experience--their mistakes and challenges--Conferring with Young Writers is based on what Kristin and Jen call the "three Fs": frequency, focus, and follow-up. They've created a classroom management system that offers routine and structure for giving the most effective feedback in a writing conference. This book will help writing teachers--and students--learn to break down and utilize the qualities that enable good writing: elaboration, voice, structure, conventions, and focus. The authors also provide the knowledge and skills it takes to confer well, which will help you improve as a writing teacher and give your students the confidence to think of themselves as writers.