Writing Workshop

The Essential Guide

Author: Ralph J. Fletcher,JoAnn Portalupi

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325003627

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Writing Workshop is a practical book, providing everything a teacher needs to get the writing workshop up and running. In clear language, Fletcher and Portalupi explain the simple principles that underlie the writing workshop and explore the major components that make it work. Each chapter addresses an essential element, then suggests five or six specific things a teacher can do to implement the idea under discussion.
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What a Writer Needs

Author: Ralph Fletcher

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325046662

Category: Education

Page: 214

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"This is no recipe book: I have tried not to be formulaic. Rather, I want to suggest the richness of options, the myriad possibilities open to the writer at any given moment. Young writers need to know what can be done with language." -Ralph Fletcher For more than 20 years, Ralph Fletcher's What a Writer Needs has been a beloved bestseller, trusted in classrooms, district inservices, and teacher-preparation programs across the U.S. Now Ralph's second edition makes What a Writer Needs an even more powerful tool for turning students into writers-and for teachers to improve their own writing. In What A Writer Needs, Ralph presents a crash course on the elements of writing, with chapters on how to create vivid details, compelling voice, a sense of place, believable characters, tension, engaging leads and endings, just to name a few. Readers will develop a deeper, more profound knowledge of writing and will find the book eminently practical as well. In fact, Ralph has added two entirely new chapters on revision and nonfiction writing that are immediately useful for meeting Common Core writing standards. It also includes a completely updated list of suggested mentor texts, handpicked by Ralph, and sorted by the craft element each demonstrates. What A Writer Needs, Second Edition, is a desert-island book for any writing teacher. Personal and anecdotal, it includes a wealth of lively writing samples drawn both from student writers and professionals. Experience Ralph's keen instructional insight, his careful attention to students and their work, and his experienced-honed wisdom about the essentials of great writing. Discover the pleasure of reading and teaching from What a Writer Needs. You'll soon find out why Ralph Fletcher's timeless classic is more timely than ever.
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The Canadian Writer's Market, 19th Edition

The Essential Guide for Freelance Writers

Author: Heidi Waechtler

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 0771046235

Category: Reference

Page: 464

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The essential guide for freelance writers, now completely updated and revised. The Canadian Writer's Market is the authority on who publishes what and how best to bring your work to their attention. It offers practical advice on everything from manuscript preparation to copyright law, from information on pay rates to writers' workshops. This useful guide also includes comprehensive and up-to-date listings for: consumer magazines; literary and scholarly journals; trade, business, and professional publications; daily newspapers; book publishers; literary agents; awards, competitions, and grants; writers' organizations and support agencies; writers' workshops, courses, and retreats. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Language Arts

Integrating Skills for Classroom Teaching

Author: Mildred R. Donoghue

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412940494

Category: Education

Page: 451

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Language Arts: Integrating Skills for Classroom Teaching provides a clear and succinct introduction to teaching the language arts to elementary students, focusing on integrating the six language arts with other subject areas. This practical, hands-on text adroitly incorporates the IRA/NCTE Standards and provides guidance on differentiating instruction to bring out the best in the rapidly growing numbers of students with special needs English Language Learners in the regular classroom.
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Teaching the Qualitites of Writing, Grades 3-6

Author: JoAnn Portalupi,Ralph Fletcher

Publisher: Firsthand

ISBN: 9780325037509

Category: Education

Page: 16

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"Our goal is to support and develop your professional skill as you make continual decisions about what and how to teach. It's our hope that TQW will make your classroom hum with writing!" -JoAnn Portalupi and Ralph Fletcher Learn how to improve your students' writing and how JoAnn Portalupi and Ralph Fletcher introduce students to the qualities of writing-ideas, design, language, presentation-and the power of their own voice. Through a practical Teacher's Guide, thirteen launch lessons, and eleven online video clips, JoAnn and Ralph introduce you to the strategies students need to improve the quality of their writing and at the same time develops your ability to read and assess your students' writing. Through their concise Teacher's Guide JoAnn and Ralph introduce the four qualities of writing and describes the role of voice in effective writing; offer strategies for choosing lessons based on genre cycles or on student and teacher needs and interests; and provide a broad array of assessment and record-keeping forms. Thirteen select launch lessons introduce you and your students to writing and help create the sense of community necessary to nurture their growth. This launch cycle offers students a chance to begin working within each of the four qualities while stressing the more important goal of developing in them an eagerness to keep writing. By the end of this six-week cycle, your students will have a notion of how writers find topics and will have taken several of their own pieces to final form. If you've built in time for sharing, they will understand the value of giving and receiving response. They are now ready for new challenges-information and strategies that will help them improve the quality of their writing. Through eleven accompanying video clips, JoAnn and Ralph provide practical advice on how to organize and teach with TQW. Plus, an innovative electronic presentation allows you to listen in and observe the authors as the analyze eight student writing samples. (Video clips are free for 6 months upon registration. You must register within 6 months of purchase.) Learn more about these resources at www.teachingthequalitiesofwriting.com. This pack is part of firsthand's Getting Started series. Bridging the gap between educational theory and practice, firsthand classroom materials model the carefully crafted techniques and language of master teachers in ways that help teachers refine their practice and reinvent their own teaching. The most comprehensive of these resources span more than a year of instruction. Firsthand's Getting Started Packs were created for teachers in training and professional book study groups who want a compact, affordable way to study and tryout these transformative classroom materials. Each Getting Started Pack includes an overview book, a complete unit of study, online video clips provided free of charge for 6 months, and an accompanying study guide. Getting Started packs include: Launch a Primary Writing Workshop, Grades K-2; Launch an Intermediate Writing Workshop, Grades 3-5; Launch an Intermediate Reading Workshop, Grades 3-5; Introduce the Qualities of Writing, Grades 3-6; Monitor Comprehension with Primary Students, Grades K-2; Monitor Comprehension with Intermediate Students, Grades 3-6; Investigate the Number System, Grades K-3; Investigate Multiplication, Grades 3-5; Investigate Fractions, Grades 4-6.
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The Essential Guide to English Studies

Author: Peter Childs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441107096

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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Focusing on what it means to study English in higher education, this book guides students through key aspects of English Studies including major topics and approaches, subject-specific study skills and assessment, including seminar presentations, assignments, and exams. Peter Childs offers down-to-earth practical guidance on developing the skills needed to succeed and includes coverage of literature, language and creative writing. This is an essential introduction to English Studies for students beginning their studies at university or college and anyone considering taking a degree in English.
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Craft Lessons

Teaching Writing K-8

Author: Ralph J. Fletcher,JoAnn Portalupi

Publisher: Stenhouse Pub

ISBN: 9781571107060

Category: Education

Page: 177

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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.
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A Teacher's Guide to Writing Workshop Essentials

Time, Choice, Response

Author: Katherine Bomer,Corinne Arens

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325099729

Category: Education

Page: 136

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"A book that brings teachers back to the basics, if you will, of the Writing Workshop model - the foundational principles that Don Graves and his team of researchers realized that children need in order to write and to get better at writing: Time, Choice, and Response. Each part of the book will explore one of these principles, including what it means, why it is essential, and how to achieve it in the simplest ways possible"--
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I Am Wings

Poems about Love

Author: Ralph J. Fletcher

Publisher: Atheneum

ISBN: 9780027353952

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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A collection of poems chronicling a relationship between two young people, from first glance through final goodbye to the stirrings of possible new love.
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