The Writing Strategies Book

Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers

Author: Jennifer Serravallo

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325078229

Category: Education

Page: 424

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Provides three hundred strategies for improving the writing skills of students and includes suggestions for stocking a writing center planning units, celebrating writing, and keeping records.
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Writers Read Better: Narrative

50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading

Author: M. Colleen Cruz

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544385722

Category: Education

Page: 312

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When It Comes to Reading, Writers Have an Advantage We know that writing skills reinforce reading skills, but what’s the best way to capitalize on this relationship? By flipping the traditional “reading lesson first, writing lesson second” sequence, Colleen Cruz helps you make the most of the writing-to-reading connection with 50 carefully matched lesson pairs centered around narrative texts. Lessons can be implemented either as a complete curriculum or as a supplement to an existing program. Complete with suggestions on adapting the lessons to suit the needs of your classroom and individual students, Writers Reader Better: Narrative offers a solid foundation for giving your students the advantage of transferable literacy skills.
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Partnership and Powerful Teacher Education

Growth and Challenge in an Urban Neighborhood Program

Author: Tom Del Prete

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429656564

Category: Education

Page: 248

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This collaborative volume offers an in-depth portrait and valuable reference for the development of clinical or school-embedded partnerships in teacher preparation by drawing on the decades-long partnership between a university and set of schools in an urban neighborhood. In the midst of a national movement towards partnership-based clinical teacher education, this book explains and illustrates the roles, commitments, and collaborative practices that have evolved. Divided into three parts, contributors outline the theory and practice of the clinical teacher preparation model and its neighborhood focus, covering topics such as: The social and institutional context of partnership development and teacher education; Key collaborative and learning practices; Challenges and questions that have emerged, and what can be learned from the experience. Written with voices of university faculty, school educators, program graduates, and students from partner schools, Thomas Del Prete offers a volume perfect for those looking to be inspired by an example of clinical teacher education and partnership in an urban community and to learn what can be achieved with conviction and perseverance over time.
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Using Art to Teach Writing Traits

Lesson Plans for Teachers

Author: Jennifer Klein,Elizabeth Stuart Whitehead

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475839944

Category: Education

Page: 202

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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.
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Breaking Through the Language Arts Block

Organizing and Managing the Exemplary Literacy Day

Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow,Kenneth Kunz,Maureen Hall

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462534473

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This innovative book helps K–6 teachers infuse the entire school day with research-based literacy best practices. Classroom-tested strategies are presented for planning and implementing each component of the "exemplary literacy day"--vocabulary and word study sessions, literacy work stations, differentiated guided reading groups, reading and writing workshops, and interdisciplinary projects. Teachers get tips for organizing a print-rich classroom, supporting students' social–emotional well-being, and using assessment to guide instruction. User-friendly features include vivid vignettes, classroom management tips, questions for discussion and reflection, and 15 reproducible forms, checklists, and lesson templates. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Note: this book is a contemporary follow-up to Morrow's influential earlier title Organizing and Managing the Language Arts Block.
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Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents

Who They Are! what They Want! and how to Win Them Over!

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 9780871162014

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 934

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A guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents includes information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.
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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Poetry Mentor Texts

Making Reading and Writing Connections, K-8

Author: Lynne R. Dorfman,Rose Cappelli

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571109498

Category: Education

Page: 186

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"In Poetry Mentor Texts, Lynne and Rose show teachers how to use poems in both reading and writing workshops and across content areas. Written in a friendly, conversational tone, this practical book explores a variety of poetic forms, including poems that inspire response, list poems, acrostic poems, persona poems, and poems for two voices--versatile forms of poetry that can be used in every grade. Each of these poetic forms has its own chapter featuring five poems with applications for both reading and writing classrooms. Reading connections present skills and strategies to move students forward as readers, helping them to build fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, phonemic awareness, and phonics. Writing connections help students and teachers discover their own voices and grow as poets and wordsmiths as they try out many poetic forms. Poems help students at all grade levels learn to better address complex reading texts, offering them a chance to dig deeper and use higher-order thinking skills. Additionally, Your Turn writing lessons provide a scaffold for seamlessly moving from modeling to the shared or guided experience and the transfer to independent work. The Treasure Chest offers a brief annotation of the poems discussed in each chapter as well as companion pieces that extend and enhance the work of the reading and writing classroom."--Publisher's description.
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Teach Now! History

Becoming a Great History Teacher

Author: Mike Gershon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131767748X

Category: Education

Page: 226

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Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Written by a highly-skilled practitioner, this practical, classroom-focused guide contains all the support you need to become a great history teacher who inspires and motivates students to critically and creatively explore the past. Combining a grounded, modern rationale for learning and teaching with highly practical training approaches rooted in the realities of the classroom, the book guides you through all the different aspects of history teaching offering clear, straightforward advice on classroom practice, lesson planning and working in schools. Teaching and learning, planning, assessment and behaviour management are all covered in detail, with a host of carefully chosen examples used to demonstrate good practice and show how to facilitate outstanding historical enquiry. There are also chapters on dealing with pressure, excelling in observations, finding the right job and succeeding at interview. Throughout the book, there is a great selection of ready-to-use activities, strategies and techniques which will help put you on the fast track to success in the classroom; and ensure your students are doing the very best learning possible. Covering everything you need to know, this book is your essential guide as you start your exciting and rewarding career as an outstanding history teacher.
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