A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator); Sam Winston (Illustrator)New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston deliver a lyrical picture book inspiring readers of all ages to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine. A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy’s imagination. Now a lifetime of magic and adventure lies ahead of him . . . but who will be next? Combining elegant images by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston’s typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children’s classics and lullabies, A Child of Books is a stunning prose poem on the rewards of reading and sharing stories—an immersive and unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.
Teaching Writing Genres Across the Curriculum by Susan Lee Pasquarelli (Editor)This volume showcases the efforts of real teachers using the teaching events from real middle school classrooms. Included is the work of eight hard-working middle school teachers who are convinced that the form and function of genre is a way to teach writing across the middle school curriculum. Each chapter contains sample lessons, protocols, classroom instructional materials, and assessment tools to provide middle school teachers with an approach to explore rigorous expository writing instruction in their own classrooms.
Call Number: Books (Education) LB1631 .T343 2006
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Writing Is Like Real Talk! by Alison Black; Jane D. MillerHere's valuable help for improving students' writing through a sound, illustrative combination of research-based authentic writing samples and positive coaching conversations. A guide, an incentive, and a model for success, this resource uses real classroom writing and pedagogical elements that provide specific context, research connections, teacher talk, and most importantly, students' writing examples to help teachers teach writing to preschool through grade 6 students. Writing Is Like Real Talk! encourages teachers to reflect on how they teach writing-and to use what they learn from students' writing to inform their instruction. In addition to the outstanding pedagogical aids, each chapter includes authentic writing samples and coaching conversations specific to students' needs. Armed with these classroom-based scenarios, instructors can enhance the development of teacher talk that acknowledges students as writers, facilitates students' meaning making, and enables students to move toward writer consciousness.
Call Number: Books (Education) LB1576 .B4943 2014
Publication Date: 2013-02-20
Teaching Writing Through Differentiated Instruction with Leveled Graphic Organizers by Nancy L. Witherell; Mary C. McMackinLeveled organizers with lesson tips and model writing samples help ALL students master the skills and concepts they need to succeed on standardized essay tests and beyond. Designed for teachers who want to teach writing effectively to students of different ability levels, this resource offers lessons, leveled organizers, and writing models to make planning and gathering materials a cinch. Seventeen units cover topics from structuring paragraphs to using elaboration to develop ideas, to persuasive essay writing. Helps ALL students master the writing skills and concepts they need to succeed on standardized tests and beyond.
Call Number: Books (Education) LB1576 .W5354 2005
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students by Karen R. Harris; Steve Graham; Linda H. Mason; Barbara FriedlanderFinally--highly effective, field-tested lesson plans for the students in every elementary and middle school classroom who struggle with writing. The practical how-to follow-up to Graham and Harris's popular Writing Better, this book is just what K-8 educators need to advance all students' writing skills, whether they have learning disabilities or just need extra help. Teachers will get concise lesson plans they can use to easily supplement their existing writing curriculum. From 20 to 50 minutes each, the lessons address types of writing that are key to academic success, such as writing reports and constructing essays for standardized tests help with every phase of the writing process, from planning to revising reinforce new skills through group and individual practice ensure that improvements are sustained by teaching students critical self-regulation skills they can use independently support effective instruction with step-by-step guidelines and optional scripts for teachers engage students with mnemonic devices they'll immediately grasp and remember include fun photocopiable support materials, such as cue cards, picture prompts, sheets for graphing story parts, and charts for brainstorming and setting goals Firmly grounded in the authors' Self-Regulated Strategy Development approach, which has been proven effective by 2 decades of research, these brief, powerful lessons will help transform struggling students into confident, skilled, and motivated writers.
Call Number: Books (Education) LB1576 .P686 2008
Publication Date: 2007-11-28
Books That Teach Kids to Write by Marianne C. SaccardiThis book provides a wealth of read-aloud titles and related activities that provide busy teachers with the tools to help students in grades K-12 become successful writers. Teachers can always benefit from new techniques that allow them to teach writing in a more engaging and enjoyable manner, and a resource that identifies a plethora of excellent children's books that help students become successful writers would also be helpful. Books That Teach Kids to Write introduces busy educators to the finest in children's literature in all genres, appropriate for readers in grades K through 12; and provides effective ideas for using those books to stimulate and improve student writing. This book discusses language use and other critical components of good writing, showcasing the children's books and specific activities that can help both primary and secondary school students. Included reproducibles for the writing exercises make lesson planning simple, while the sheer number of titles discussed and the extensive bibliographies provided minimize the time teachers must spend researching books to use with their students. An appendix includes more writing instruction resources, such as children's books, websites, and professional texts. Includes 14 reproducible sheets that help students practice the skills described in the book Provides extensive bibliographies and references to all the nearly 400 books discussed Contains an index that enables teachers to readily access different topics Presents quotes and advice from 25 experts in the field
Awesome Art Projects That Spark Super Writing by Jan WiezorekHere are 25 sure-fire ways to erase writer's block-and meet writing standards-such as: Found-Art Superheroes, The Room of My Dreams, Canned Art, and Shakespeare at the Movies! Designed to help students craft a coherent story, develop and support a main idea, build a persuasive argument, describe a scene using precise words, and more. The art projects give students a concrete visual which inspires their writing. Includes mini-lessons, step-by-step directions, cross-curricular strategies, rubrics, and photographs of student samples!
Writing Instruction for English Learners by Eugenia R. Mora-Flores"It is all too easy to skip steps or assume that students already have certain skills. This book helps ensure that the proper steps are taken to allow EL students to be successful in various genres of writing."-James Becker, ELL Teacher/AdministratorToronto, ON, Canada"I felt as if I had taken an entire writing course just by reading this book!"-Rachel A. Mederios, ELL Teacher/Program SupervisorJefferson Elementary School, Boise, IDProvide solid writing instruction to English learners!Exposing students to various genres of written text is one of the most powerful approaches to guiding development in writing. This resource helps teachers combine explicit and intentional strategies to facilitate writing development across genres for English learners in Grades 2-8.Based on the author's extensive experience as a writing instructor, this guide provides a unique approach that emphasizes using choice and students' personal experiences to engage English learners in writing. Chapters outline a variety of scaffolds that provide students with the targeted help they need, based on their current development and proficiency. These supports allow teachers to work with students as they analyze elements of written text, work alongside peers, and learn to write in different genres. Teachers will find:Resources for teaching narrative, expository, and persuasive writing and poetryTechniques for using the process writing model to lead students through pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing their workReproducible graphic organizers for use with English learnersSamples of student workWriting Instruction for English Learners is rich in proven, practical techniques to equip educators with the tools they need to guide English learners to write more skillfully.
Call Number: Books (Education) PE1404 .M665 2009
Publication Date: 2008-10-29
Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K-8 Classrooms by Nell K. Duke; Samantha Caughlan; Mary Juzwik; Nicole Martin"Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K-8 Classroomsadds a new dimension to genre studies that will engage students and re-invigorate teaching. The book sharpens our focus on student motivation, an essential yet often overlooked aspect of teaching. The authors offer an array of purposeful and creative ways to teach narrative, procedural, informational, dramatic, and persuasive texts, and bring us one step closer to the kinds of learner-centered instruction so necessary to succeed in a modern world." -Sharon Taberski, author of Comprehension from the Ground Up "Make room on your professional bookshelf for a much needed book! You'll learn how to explicitly teach genre features and coach students as you establish meaningful writing purposes that inspire students to read. Not only do the authors provide solid guidelines for teaching genre in writing and reading, but they also invite you into classrooms to see how teachers and students create environments that engage all learners. And for each genre, you'll find lists of books to teach reading and writing!" -Laura Robb, author of Teaching Middle School Writers "You can explicitly teach students what they need to know to comprehend and produce genres well while engaging students in captivating communicative experiences-in fact, you can do it better!" -Nell K. Duke, Samantha Caughlan, Mary M. Juzwik, and Nicole M. Martin Too many U.S. classrooms lack a colorful compelling context for reading and writing, resulting in flat, uninspired, formulaic writing by students. Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K-8 Classrooms is designed to help pre- and inservice teachers, literacy coaches, and reading specialists question status quo ways of working with language and texts, replace weaker practices with better ones, and change the way genre is taught. Drawing from theory and research that suggests students learn better and more deeply when learning is contextualized and genuinely motivated, the book presents five guiding principles for teaching genre. Emphasizing purposeful communication, it will guide you through teaching students to read, write, speak, and listen to different real-world genres that inspire and engage them. Nell K. Duke, Samantha Caughlan, Mary M. Juzwik, and Nicole M. Martin: identify commonly used assignments and practices for teaching genre that are fundamentally flawed and explain why offer inspiring alternative practices, grounded in research and illustrated in real projects in real classrooms show how the five guiding principles come to life in reading and writing projects across the whole K-8 grade span provide planning sheets and other tools and tips that will allow you to manage genre-with-purpose instruction in your classroom. This book is about teaching genre differently-with purpose. Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K-8 Classrooms will help you reinvigorate your teaching.
The Write Genre by Lori Jamison Rog; Paul KroppHow do we make writing meaningful to students? A leading educator and a popular novelist present a refreshing exploration of how the challenges of professional writers can give students new insights into writing. Organized around six writing genres, more than fifty mini-lessons deal with specific skills that help students write effective fiction and nonfiction in a variety of genres:personal memoir--from techniques involving a personal memoir timeline and organizer to great ways to start, create powerful paragraphs, and cut the clutter;fictional narrative--from character, plot, and dialogue to point of view and conflict resolution;informational report--from strategies for reading nonfiction and K-W-L-S organizers to adding voice and style;opinion piece--from loaded words and other persuasive writing techniques to business letters and topical issues;procedural writing--from incorporating visuals and interviewing experts to techniques for writing imperative sentences;poetry--from teaching the "tools" and specific forms of poetry to creating a poetry anthology. For easy classroom implementation, the key elements of many mini-lessons are also presented in reproducible pages, including frameworks, organizers, prompts, checklists, and grids.The book offers chapters devoted to the writing process, writing workshop, and using rubrics for instruction and assessment. The concluding chapter pulls all the threads together with a multi-genre project that involves students in using the skills they have learned throughout the school year.
Write Ways by Lesley Wing JanWrite Ways has long been recognised as a practical, user-friendly text for both practising teachers and teachers in training. It is a comprehensive resource which gives teachers the information they need to teach children how to write in different styles, covering a broad range of text types -from reports to poetry to fiction. Now expanded to include a theoretical foundation, and with more material on program planning, assessment and record keeping, this book will be invaluable to pre-service education students throughout their degrees and into their teaching careers.Online Resources available for Write Ways 3rd Edition:* Assessment Checklists - these blank checklists are available as PDFs that you can download to use in the classroom or as practice for your lesson planning* Useful Weblinks for further research* A Glossary of useful words* Link to the Successful Teacher website with helpful activities and resources for student teachers* Preface from the book
Cultivating Writers by Anne Elliott; Mary LynchThe six essential steps for nurturing writers who have the will to write is the core of this practical book. Based on extensive classroom experience, the book explores how teachers can help students tap into their own life experiences, model the habits of a writer and make use of the tools of the trade. Strategies throughout the book show teachers how to create an environment that helps students see writing as a rewarding experience in and outside the classroom. Powerful real-life anecdotes and ready-to-use activities support this guide to developing classrooms full of thoughtful, passionate writers.
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2020-09-29
OWA: Ontario Writing Assessment 5 by Steven Reid & Mary ReidThis assessment resource helps you to make confident decisions when analyzing and assessing students' writing. You will be able to confirm and validate your students' achievement as you compare their writing to curriculum-based criteria and authentic student anchors. From this information, you will be able to identify instructional next steps also included in this resource. Targeting the next steps in the assessment for learning cycle is central to OWA. -- p. vi