By using well-known children's books as models to teach narrative and expository writing skills, Dierking and McElveen show you how to focus on the reading-writing connection. When young writers read good writing, they learn to ...
Author: Connie Campbell Dierking
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
Using picture books as models is a powerful way to teach key expository and narrative target skills. Step-by-step directions and charts, with quality children's literature used as models, help you set up and manage effective 45-minute long writing workshops." Also includes extensive lists of other children's literature with their recommended Target Skill application. Teach brainstorming, focus, organization, elaboration, and writing conventions using literature as models. Primary and intermediate-level lessons for each of 20 models allow you to customize your writing workshops to the needs and abilities of your K-5 students.