Small Groups in Writing Workshops

Providing personal yet professional guidelines for introducing students to the life of a writer, this book provides a rationale, a set of principles, and some possible methods for using small groups in writing workshops.

Author: Robert Brooke

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UOM:39076001441497

Category: Authorship

Page: 206

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Providing personal yet professional guidelines for introducing students to the life of a writer, this book provides a rationale, a set of principles, and some possible methods for using small groups in writing workshops. The book discusses how small groups can provide growing writers with the four essentials which all writers need: time for writing; ownership over their topics and processes; ongoing responses to their writing; and exposure to the writing of others. Chapters in the book are: (1) "Invitations to a Writer's Life: Guidelines for Designing Small-Group Writing Classes" (Robert Brooke); (2) "Our Students' Experiences with Groups" (Robert Brooke and others); (3) "Teaching from Experience, Claiming Small Groups" (Robert Brooke and others); (4) "Model Groups and Un-Model Writers: Introducing First- and Second-Year College Students to a Writer's Life" (Ruth Mirtz); (5) "Individualization and Group Work: A Small-Group Writing Workshop and Individualized Invitations to a Writer's Life" (Robert Brooke); (6) "Changing the Frame: Writing, Reading, and Learning about Writing in Small Groups" (Rick Evans); (7) "A Conversation about Small Groups" (Ruth Mirtz); and (8) "Exhortation: Beyond the Small Group--Personal, Pedagogical, and Professional Lives" (Robert Brooke and others). An annotated list of 11 recommended readings is attached. (RS)

Writing in Small Groups

A book to support improved writing through the Cooperative Inquiry small group process along with 4color reflection steps.

Author: June Gillam

Publisher:

ISBN: 0985883871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 100

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A book to support improved writing through the Cooperative Inquiry small group process along with 4color reflection steps.

Teaching Reading in Small Groups

Meet instructional challenges effectively and efficiently by uncovering hidden time for meeting individual students' needs.

Author: Jennifer Serravallo

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325026807

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Meet instructional challenges effectively and efficiently by uncovering hidden time for meeting individual students' needs. With small groups, you'll work closely with more children each day with her how-tos on using formative assessment to create groups from common needs; differentiating for individuals, even in a group; and enhancing Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction.

Team based Learning

The remarkable teaching strategy of team learning is explained in this book, taking the teaching of small groups to a whole new level.

Author: D. G. Mulcahy

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 089789863X

Category: Education

Page: 288

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The remarkable teaching strategy of team learning is explained in this book, taking the teaching of small groups to a whole new level. Team learning's distinctive feature is its ability to transform "groups" into "teams" and use the energy from team dynamics to generate significant learning, offering teachers advantages that are not available in any other form of teaching.

Small group Writing Conferences K 5

Holly Slaughter tells you when and how to use small-groups and gives you tips for planning, record keeping, and trouble shooting.

Author: Holly Slaughter

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325017360

Category: Education

Page: 108

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How can you work with twice as many students each day? And give struggling writers more attention? All without diminishing the quality of your teaching? By making the most of conferring with Small-Group Writing Conferences. Small-Group Writing Conferences shows why small groups work. And how they can boost your instructional effectiveness. You'll compliment and coach more students through the writing process each day. You'll focus on explicitly teaching writing strategies, scaffolding learning across everything students write. You'll gather more assessment information than ever - a big help for differentiation Your teaching will stick better as students practice and discuss strategies together, then link them to prior learning. Holly Slaughter tells you when and how to use small-groups and gives you tips for planning, record keeping, and trouble shooting. She describes four kinds of writing conferences that allow you to plan instruction or confer whenever and however you need to: Table Conferences - Conferring with heterogeneous groups to address some students' needs and reinforce strategies for others Skill Conferences - Grouping students with similar needs for explicit instruction or guided practice Expectation Conferences - Using groups to teach students to manage materials and self-monitor Progress Conferences - Seeing how a group has fared with a strategy and promoting accountability for learning. Every moment you spend conferring is precious. Read Small Group Writing Conferences and discover how small groups can help you make each second twice as valuable.

Climbing the Literacy Ladder

Small-Group Instruction to Support All Readers and Writers, PreK-5 Beverly
Tyner. teachers to combine ... Although writing is not taught directly in small
groups, you will teach writing in whole-group instruction. The beauty of small-
group ...

Author: Beverly Tyner

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416628422

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Literacy skills are the cornerstone upon which students' knowledge, self-esteem, and future educational opportunities are built. But far too many teachers lack the time, materials, and specialized knowledge required to address these skills adequately. To that end, Climbing the Literacy Ladder is a one-stop shop to help teachers plan and differentiate literacy instruction for all students from prekindergarten through 5th grade. Literacy educator Beverly Tyner presents plans for small-group instruction that addresses elementary students' six developmental stages of reading and writing: emergent, beginning, fledgling, transitional, fluent, and independent. To help teachers support students' literacy development, this book also provides - Characteristics of readers and writers at each stage. - Lesson plans that target each of the research-based instructional components (fluency, word study, vocabulary, and comprehension). - Authentic classroom scenarios and conversations. - Practical classroom strategies and activities. - Advice for when to move students to the next stage. If students cannot read with comprehension by 3rd grade, then their educational future is cast in doubt. Climbing the Literacy Ladder will not only help you grow as a competent and empowered literacy teacher but also ensure that your students continue to travel a clear and unobstructed educational road. This book is a co-publication of ASCD and ILA.

Collaborative Learning and Writing

This collection provides a diversity of voices that address the "how tos" of collaborative learning and writing by addressing key concerns about the process.

Author: Kathleen M. Hunzer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786489770

Category: Education

Page: 236

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Although most writing instructors know the benefits of collaborative learning and writing in college writing classes, many remain unsure how to implement collaborative techniques successfully in the classroom. This collection provides a diversity of voices that address the “how tos” of collaborative learning and writing by addressing key concerns about the process. Fresh essays consider the importance of collaborative work and peer review, the best ways to select groups in classes, integration of collaborative learning techniques into electronic environments, whether group learning and writing are appropriate for all writing classes, and ways special populations can benefit from collaborative activities. Despite its challenges, collaborative learning can prove remarkably effective and this study provides the advice to make it work smoothly and successfully.

Making the Most of Small Groups

Tips and techniques for teachers to use for teaching in small group situations.

Author: Debbie Diller

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571104311

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Tips and techniques for teachers to use for teaching in small group situations.

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Keep the Rest of the Class Reading and Writing

Learn how to structure collaborative, literacy-focused activities for "the rest of the class" while you provide direct instruction to small groups.

Author: Susan Finney

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 059068566X

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Learn how to structure collaborative, literacy-focused activities for "the rest of the class" while you provide direct instruction to small groups.

Primary Literacy Centers

Primary Literacy Centers: Supports the balanced literacy approach; Features 36 language arts mini-lessons with easy-to-use center connections; Correlates to NCTE/IRA National Language Arts Standards; Incorporates both fiction and nonfiction ...

Author: Susan Nations

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780929895468

Category: Education

Page: 210

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For K-3 teachers Seven easy-to-maintain centers help you work smarter, not harder, as you connect standards-based reading and writing instruction with student application of skills and strategies. Your literacy centers will become focused places of learning, keeping you free to teach small groups and minimize student interruption--and you control how to fit the centers into your day. Primary Literacy Centers: Supports the balanced literacy approach; Features 36 language arts mini-lessons with easy-to-use center connections; Correlates to NCTE/IRA National Language Arts Standards; Incorporates both fiction and nonfiction text; and Gives students time to practice and apply literacy-block skills and strategies that you teach and model &&/UL&&Here's everything you need to know to set up and manage centers in a balanced literacy framework for:Reading, Word Work, Read the Room, Listening, Research, Literature Response, Writing, and Poetry. Make literacy centers a vital part of your classroom!

Strategies for Implementing Writer s Workshop

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.

Author: Richard Gentry

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781425815172

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.

A Teacher s Guide to Reading Conferences

Getting your classroom ready for conferring -- Understanding what readers know and need -- Setting goals -- Noticing and naming strengths -- Teaching strategies to individuals and groups -- Supporting conversation and collaboration -- ...

Author: Jennifer Serravallo

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325099154

Category: Education

Page: 128

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"With a focus on goal-directed, purpose-driven reading conferences, the author shows how form follows function--the structure of each conference is clearly designed to serve its purpose. Through "Researcher Spotlights" in each chapter, she'll also introduce you to a few of the teaching mentors and researchers who've had a profound influence on her work. The author describes different types of conferences, some designed for individuals, others for small groups. Some are used during independent reading time, others during partnership or club time. One can read the chapters in order or dip into the chapter that best suits their needs and purpose"--

The Reading Strategies Book

"The goal is not that they can do the steps of the strategy but that they become more comfortable and competent with a new skill." With The Reading Strategies Book, you'll have ways to help your readers make progress every day.

Author: Jennifer Serravallo

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 032507433X

Category: Education

Page: 400

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With hit books that support strategic reading through conferring, small groups, and assessment, Jen Serravallo gets emails almost daily asking, "Isn't there a book of the strategies themselves?" Now there is. "Strategies make the often invisible work of reading actionable and visible," Jen writes. In The Reading Strategies Book, she collects 300 strategies to share with readers in support of thirteen goals-everything from fluency to literary analysis. Each strategy is cross-linked to skills, genres, and Fountas & Pinnell reading levels to give you just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen's help you'll: develop goals for every reader give students step-by-step strategies for skilled reading guide readers with prompts aligned to the strategies adjust instruction to meet individual needs with Jen's Teaching Tips craft demonstrations and explanations with her Lesson Language learn more with Hat Tips to the work of influential teacher-authors. Whether you use readers workshop, Daily 5/CAFE, guided reading, balanced reading, a core reading program, whole-class novels, or any other approach, The Reading Strategies Book will complement and extend your teaching. Rely on it to plan and implement goal-directed, differentiated instruction for individuals, small groups, and whole classes. "We offer strategies to readers to put the work in doable terms for those who are still practicing," writes Jen Serravallo. "The goal is not that they can do the steps of the strategy but that they become more comfortable and competent with a new skill." With The Reading Strategies Book, you'll have ways to help your readers make progress every day. Visit heinemann.com/readingstrategiesbook/ where you'll find blog posts, videos from Jen Serravallo, community features, and more information on The Reading Strategies Book.

Engaging Ideas

This edition features new material dealing with genre and discourse community theory, quantitative/scientific literacy, blended and online learning, and other current issues.

Author: John C. Bean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118062333

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Learn to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and incorporate them into your courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate, with Engaging Ideas, a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers from any discipline. Integrating critical thinking with writing-across-the-curriculum approaches, the book shows how teachers from any discipline can incorporate these activities into their courses. This edition features new material dealing with genre and discourse community theory, quantitative/scientific literacy, blended and online learning, and other current issues.

Small Group and Team Communication

Idea Writing Idea writing also typically divides a large group into small working
groups but differs from buzz sessions in that it provides those smaller groups with
a written task , rather than an oral discussion . Each participant in the small group
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Author: Thomas E. Harris

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: PSU:000045687099

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 335

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Praised for its writing style, research base, and range of topics covered, this book develops issues of diversity, ethics, technology and the organizational use of groups and teams within a systems theory framework. Clearly organized and logically presented, this book provides the opportunity for outstanding discussions of critical issues. Harris and Sherblom effectively integrate real world examples, hypothetical situations, social science theories, and scholarly research into a unified discussion of small group and team communication. Extensive examples, case studies, and exercises engage readers and help them to move from theoretical discussions into application and experience of the concepts presented. For anyone interested in the dynamics of small group communication.

Independent Reading Activities That Keep Kids Learning While You Teach Small Groups

"50 engaging reproductible activity sheets, management strategies, and tips for differentiating instruction that help kids build key strategies independently"--Cover.

Author: Susan Finney

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439309417

Category: Education

Page: 128

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"50 engaging reproductible activity sheets, management strategies, and tips for differentiating instruction that help kids build key strategies independently"--Cover.