Talking, Drawing, Writing

Lessons for Our Youngest Writers

Author: Martha Horn,Mary Ellen Giacobbe

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571104569

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Starting with the child's natural language, drawing, and storytelling abilities, offers lessons organized around such topics as writing words, introducing booklets, and assessment.
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Catching Readers Before They Fall

Supporting Readers who Struggle, K-4

Author: Pat Johnson,Katie Keier

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107819

Category: Education

Page: 276

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Using examples from both adults and children, the authors explain and describe the complex integrated network of strategies that takes place in the minds of proficient readers, strategies that struggling readers have to learn in order to construct their own reading processes. The examples and scenarios of teacher/ student interactions in this book provide a sense of how it looks and what is sounds like to teach strategic actions to struggling readers.--[book cover].
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Writing Strategies for All Primary Students

Scaffolding Independent Writing with Differentiated Mini-Lessons, Grades K-3

Author: Janet C. Richards,Cynthia A. Lassonde

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470937204

Category: Education

Page: 320

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A guide for teaching all your students the skills they need to be successful writers The 25 mini-lessons provided in this book are designed to develop students’ self-regulated writing behaviors and enhance their self-perceived writing abilities. These foundational writing strategies are applicable and adaptable to all primary students: emergent, advanced, English Language Learners, and struggling writers. Following the SCAMPER (Screen and assess, Confer, Assemble materials, Model, Practice, Execute, Reflect) mini-lesson model devised by the authors, the activities show teachers how to scaffold the writing strategies that students need in order to take control of their independent writing. Reveals helpful writing strategies, including making associations, planning, visualizing, accessing cues, using mnemonics, and more Offers ideas for helping students revise, check, and monitor their writing assignments Explains the author's proven SCAMPER model that is appropriate for students in grades K-3 Let Richards and Lassonde—two experts in the field of childhood education—guide you through these proven strategies for enhancing young children's writing skills.
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Teaching with the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, PreK-2

Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow,Timothy Shanahan,Karen K. Wixson

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462507689

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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Nearly every state has independently adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), making this practical guide an indispensable resource for PreK-2 teachers and teachers-in-training. Leading authorities explain each of the English language arts (ELA) standards and vividly show how to implement them. The book is filled with grade-specific classroom vignettes, instructional strategies and activities, sample lesson plans, and discussion questions. Chapters cover the major ELA strands: reading (literature, informational texts, and foundational skills); writing; speaking and listening; and language. Issues of assessment and technology integration are also explored. An appendix includes thematic units for each grade level demonstrating ways to embed CCSS/ELA standards into content-area instruction. See also Teaching with the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, Grades 3-5.
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No More "I'm Done!"

Fostering Independent Writing in the Primary Grades

Author: Jennifer Jacobson

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107843

Category: Education

Page: 166

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This book demonstrates how to create a more productive, engaging, and rewarding writer's workshop. The author guides teachers from creating a supportive classroom environment through establishing effective routines; shows teachers how to set up a writer's workshop; and provides an entire year of developmentally appropriate mini-lessons that build confidence and independence.--[book cover]
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Writer Identity and the Teaching and Learning of Writing

Author: Teresa Cremin,Terry Locke

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317363922

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.
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Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

Author: Carole Cox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237611

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.
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Hello Ocean/Hola Mar

Author: Pam Mu¤oz Ryan

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 160734257X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Spanish language edition. Relive a day at the beach with this lovely book of memories. You can almost feel the salt spray on your face and smell the musky scent of ocean in the cool morning air. Remember how the sand squishes between your toes as the tide rushes to shore and taste the tang of the ocean on your lips. HELLO OCEAN is a joy-filled and playful poem about the draw of the shore and the effect the ocean has on all five senses. Spirited language evokes a sense of closeness and nostalgia for an old friend. The inspiration of the ocean will make learning the five senses as easy as a day at the beach. Crisp, realistic illustrations fill the pages with the rush of surf and the warmth of sun-baked sand. The sights and smells and sensations of the ocean become vividly clear in these beautifully rendered paintings.
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Making Believe on Paper

Fiction Writing with Young Children

Author: Ted DeMille

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325017488

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Making Believe on Paper presents primary-grade educators with the opportunity to learn from an extraordinary classroom teacher about how and why to invite and invest in make-believe. - Nancie Atwell Author of In the Middle Little kids delight in telling tall tales - of talking animals, princesses, or good triumphing over evil. Can you turn their enthusiasm for fiction into high-quality writing instruction? Absolutely, says Ted DeMille - and he has the classroom processes and student writing samples to back it up. In Making Believe on Paper, Ted shows what a magical and instructive first writing experience fiction can be for primary-aged children. Making Believe on Paper presents hands-on strategies and the tools you'll need to help young children create fully formed, beautifully illustrated, and powerful pieces of fiction. With Ted's help, you'll guide students from inspiration to finished pieces as you: develop children's knowledge of fiction's components through author study and read-alouds use drawing to shape students' ideas, then help them make the transition to writing encourage high-quality writing through mentor texts give kids a chance to put it all together by writing fairy tales. You'll cherish Making Believe on Paper for its charm, gentle wit, and effective teaching. You'll appreciate how children's innate creativity can nudge them toward independence. You'll see a roadmap for the amazing progress young writers can make through student samples both in the book and in full color on its accompanying website. In short, you'll turn to Making Believe on Paper time and again for ideas and strategies that work. Let students' wonderful stories inspire you. Read Making Believe on Paper and trust Ted DeMille to help you turn students' excitement for telling tales into engaging, lasting writing instruction.
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