Craft Lessons

Author: Ralph J. Fletcher
Editor: Stenhouse Pub
Size: 13,66 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since its publication in 1998 Craft Lessons has become a mainstay of writing teachers, both new and experienced. Readers value the pithy, practical lessons?each printed on one page?and appreciate the instructional language geared to three grade-level groupings: K?2, 3?4, and 5?8. In the decade since Craft Lessons' publication the world has changed in many ways, yet one thing has remained constant: teachers continue to feel starved for time. With new curriculum mandates, daily specials, ?pull-outs,” and precious time devoted to test preparation, the situation has never been worse, and the need for a succinct resource like Craft Lessons has never been greater. The features that made Craft Lessons so valuable have been augmented. This edition includes: Seventeen brand new craft lessons; many based on veteran teachers' observations about typical student writing. Revisions to other craft lessons: model texts that have gone out of print have been replaced with current titles, and the resource materials sections have been expanded. New thinking about teaching elements of craft and the reading-writing connection. Two new indexes: a handy subject index to make it easier to find specific craft lessons, and an index that shows how these craft lessons can be integrated into Ralph and JoAnn's curriculum resource on the ?qualities of writing”?Ideas, Design, Language, and Presentation. The 95 lessons in this book provide a wealth of information for teaching leads, character, endings, stronger verbs, and much more. This new edition reestablishes Craft Lessons as the crucial ?desert island book” for harried writing teachers everywhere.

Nonfiction Craft Lessons

Author: JoAnn Portalupi
Editor: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103295
Size: 18,81 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 489

Contains eighty lessons for teaching students the craft of nonfiction writing, each with a discussion of the lesson, directions on how to teach it, and resource material; grouped by grade level, including kindergarten through second, third and fourth, and fifth through eighth.

Using Art To Teach Writing Traits

Author: Jennifer Klein
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475839944
Size: 11,62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 404

The book will show how art can be used to teach the Traits of Writing. Each chapter will include a summary of each trait and art and writing lessons to demonstrate how to teach the trait.

Powerful Writing Structures

Author: Adrienne Gear
Editor: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551389436
Size: 20,95 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 737

This timely book uses thinking structures to deepen student writing. It revolves around “brain pockets” to help students appreciate the qualities of different writing forms. Some powerful examples include memory pockets for personal narrative writing, fact pockets for nonfiction, and imagination pockets for story writing. Detailed lesson plans are featured along with sample anchor books and book lists. Based on extensive classroom testing, student samples throughout the book illustrate this unique approach to teaching writing. Suggestions for setting up an effective writing program and assessment tips for guiding instruction complete this comprehensive approach to developing a year-long writing program.

Writing Strategies That Work

Author: Lori G. Wilfong
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317607201
Size: 18,11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 405

Learn the ten keys to effective writing instruction! In this dynamic book, bestselling author Lori G. Wilfong takes you through today’s best practices for teaching writing and how to implement them in the classroom. She also points out practices that should be avoided, helping you figure out how to update your teaching so that all students can reach success. You’ll discover how to... Make sure students have enough work in a genre before you assign writing Develop thoughtful, short writing prompts that are "infinite" and not finite Have students read and learn from master authors in the genre they are writing Create a writing community so that writing is not an isolated activity Use anchor charts and minilessons, along with rubrics and checklists Implement revising strategies, not just editing strategies, taught in context Use conferencing to grow students as thoughtful, reflective writers Let narratives be personal and creative, focusing on details and imagery Let informational writing explore a topic creatively and in depth Let argument writing be situated in real-world application and not be limited to one-sided, "what-if" debates Every chapter begins with an engaging scenario, includes the "why" behind the practice and how it connects to the Common Core, and clearly describes how implement the strategy. The book also contains tons of handy templates that you can reproduce and use in your own classroom. You can photocopy these templates or download them from our website at

How Bullets Saved My Life

Author: Judy Green
Editor: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551382555
Size: 15,72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 148

"Organized around the 6 + 1 Writing Traits, the book breaks writing into manageable parts to help both students and teachers deal with all aspects of writing." -- back cover.

Models For Teaching Writing Craft Target Skills

Author: Marcia S. Freeman
Editor: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1934338818
Size: 20,85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 396

"For Multiple Grades Models for Teaching Writing-craft Target Skills is your go-to guide for writing-craft instruction through exemplary and accessible literature models. Writing-craft Target Skills—those specific techniques that all good writers use to effectively craft clear and compelling fiction and non-fiction—are best taught through explicit modeling. Locating the appropriate mentor texts for every skill, however, can be a daunting and time-consuming task. This innovative resource puts more than 450 valuable literature models at your fingertips and matches them to thirty-three fundamental writing-craft Target Skills. To add variety and versatility to your K-8 writing classroom, Models for Teaching Writing-craft Target Skills includes a wide assortment of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry selections, ranging from picture books to intermediate texts. This revised and updated second edition also includes more than seventy Spanish literature models that are ideal for ESL/ELL writing-craft instruction. Save yourself time and energy by referencing four literature-model matrices, which alphabetically list fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and Spanish-text models. Each genre-specific matrix identifies multiple writing-craft skills so you can easily reference how to use many of the models to teach a variety of writing techniques. Models for Teaching Writing-craft Target Skills: • Helps you fully utilize the strong connection between reading and writing • Increases the power of modeling in your writing-workshop lessons • Pre-selects and organizes a set of appropriate literature models to help you teach writing craft effectively • Features Spanish literature models for teaching writing-craft skills to ESL/ELL students"

The Complete Year In Reading And Writing

Author: Patty Vitale-Reilly
Editor: Scholastic Teaching Resources
Size: 12,26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Grade-specific books that take all the guesswork out of teaching reading and writing. Each book provides a detailed curricular calendar tied to a developmental continuum and the standards. Includes monthly units of study that integrate reading and writing so both work together to provide maximum support for students. The units are organized around four essential components, process, genre, strategy, and conventions, addressing everything students need to know about reading and writing. Packed with ready-to-use lessons that offer exemplary teaching and continuous assessment. Features a flexible framework that shows how to frame a year of teaching, a unit, and a lesson--all easily adapted to fit the unique needs and interests of students at all levels of learning.

Literacy Instruction For English Language Learners

Author: Nancy Cloud
Editor: Heinemann Educational Books
Size: 10,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners turns hundreds of ELL studies into dozens of strategies for regular classroom instruction. Nancy Cloud, Fred Genesee, and Else Hamayan have examined the research evidence to determine what works for ELLs. They recommend best practices for teaching English learners to read and write from emergent literacy to primary school and on through middle school and include helpful features that make the research directly accessible to all teachers.


Author: Regie Routman
Editor: Heinemann
Size: 11,92 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 598

Provides teachers with specific advice and strategies for teaching reading and writing.