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Mechanically Inclined

Author : Jeff Anderson
ISBN : 9781571104120
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 40. 7 MB
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Places grammar theory in context with practical instruction strategies, explains why students often don't understand or apply grammar correctly, and demonstrates how to create a workshop environment that supports grammar and mechanics concepts.

When Writers Drive The Workshop

Author : Brian Kissel
ISBN : 9781625310736
Genre : Education
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In this practical, engaging book, former elementary school teacher and university professor Brian Kissel asks teachers to go back to the roots of writing workshop. What happens when students, not planned teaching points, lead writing conferences? What happens when students, not tests, determine what they learned through reflection and self-evaluation? Writing instruction has shifted in recent years to more accountability, taking the focus away from the writer. This book explores what happens when empowered writers direct the writing workshop. Through stories from real classrooms, Brian reveals that no matter where children come from, they all have the powerful, shared need to be heard. And when children choose their writing topics, their lives unfold onto the page and teachers are educated by the young voices and bold choices of these writers. Written in an engaging, teacher-to-teacher style, this book focuses on four key components of writing workshop, with an eye on what happens when teachers step back and allow students to drive the instruction: Conferring sessions where students lead and teachers listen Author's Chair where students set the agenda and ask for feedback Reflection time and structures for students to set goals and expectations for themselves Mini-lessons that allow for detours based on students' needs, not teacher or curricular goals Each of the chapters includes practical ideas, a section of Guiding Beliefs, a list of Frequently Asked Questions, and some Digital Diversions to help teachers see the digital possibilities in their classrooms.

What Student Writing Teaches Us

Author : Mark Overmeyer
ISBN : 9781571107138
Genre : Education
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The earlier that teachers think about instruction, and the sooner that students self-assess their progress, the better the final writing product will be. What Student Writing Teaches Us: Formative Assessment in the Writing Workshop provides practical suggestions for teachers of writing. This book offers no "easy" solutions, because assessing writing is not an easy endeavor. Framed within the context of writing workshop, the book examines the reasons for reading student work and provides various methods for helping students improve as writers. Formative assessment presents teachers with multiple opportunities to read student work, with a clear focus, thereby supporting students in all stages of the writing process. Chapter topics range from rubrics to grades, from self-assessment to paper load. Student work samples from all stages of the writing process emphasize the importance of considering each piece of writing a student creates, no matter how brief, as an opportunity to learn. Individual, small-group, and large-group discussions illuminate the need for feedback within writing workshop. Every suggestion in the book has been classroom tested with the help of "experts"--students ages five to fourteen--who are quoted throughout the book.

From Texting To Teaching

Author : Jeremy Hyler
ISBN : 9781317363293
Genre : Education
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Don’t blame technology for poor student grammar; instead, use technology intentionally to reach students and actually improve their writing! In this practical book, bestselling authors Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks reveal how digital tools and social media – a natural part of students’ lives – can make grammar instruction more authentic, relevant, and effective in today’s world. Topics Covered: Teaching students to code switch and differentiate between formal and informal sentence styles Using flipped lessons to teach the parts of speech and help students build their own grammar guides Enlivening vocabulary instruction with student-produced video Helping students master capitalization and punctuation in different digital contexts Each chapter contains examples, screenshots, and instructions to help you implement the ideas. With the strategies in this book, you can empower students to become better writers with the tools they already love and use daily. Additional resources and links are available on the book’s companion wiki site: textingtoteaching.wikispaces.com

Using Grammar To Improve Writing

Author : Sarah Tantillo
ISBN : 9781543932591
Genre : Education
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How we frame grammar instruction matters. If you view it as "fixing incorrect sentences," you teach it that way. If you view it as "building strong, compelling sentences," you take a different approach. Using Grammar to Improve Writing explains a new way to teach grammar—systematically and purposefully—in order to strengthen student writing. It offers detailed guidance on which grammar standards to teach when and how to use grammatical forms to capture ideas. This new approach will enable students to write more efficiently and effectively.

The Write Direction

Author : Fred S. Wolff
ISBN : 020557033X
Genre : Education
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The Write Direction is an innovative book that guides teachers on how to teach writing, including the connection to the writing students will encounter once they leave school. The book examines the importance of teacher as writer, classroom environment, writing process, and six traits of writing and how teachers can implement these concepts. The Write Direction connects classroom writing instruction to the world students will face once they leave school and enter the workplace. The authors believe that students need to explore and practice writing assignments that better prepare them for the writing they will undertake once they leave school. Unfortunately, many teachers do not know what types of writing employers in the business world expect their employees to be able to produce. Therefore, every chapter provides specific activities for teachers to undertake as they work to improve their writing instruction. Suggestions for incorporating appropriate writing assignments that connect to workplace writing are also included. The book also provides suggestions for managing the crucial issues facing new teachers in today's classroom: testing, grading, and long-range planning.

Write Right

Author : Jan Venolia
ISBN : 1580083285
Genre : Business & Economics
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A guide to good writing covers spelling, frequently misused words, agreement, and diction.

Teaching Writing

Author : Gail E. Tompkins
ISBN : UVA:X030104218
Genre : Education
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Accessible and reader-friendly, this is the definitive book on teaching writing to children in grades K-8, the only title on the market to thoroughly address both the process and the product of writing. Covers strategies for teaching prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing through writing workshops, literature focus units, and thematic units; techniques for helping children develop ideas, organize writing, choose vocabulary, apply stylistic devices, and correct mechanical errors; and, five levels of scaffolded composition instruction: modeled, shared, interactive, guided, and independent writing. Addressing Process and Product NEW! A Writing Workshop CD now included in every copy of the book gives you specific insight into classroom teaching in a workshop model, illustrating both the writing process and product. Meeting Individual Student Needs NEW! How to Address Struggling Writers' Problems-- this step by step analysis explains what issues cause writers to struggle, provides clear examples of the problem, and clarifies the steps to take to help writers overcome their obstacles. Planning for Accountability NEW! Preparing for Writing Tests --this new feature will help you prepare students for high-stakes testing by clearly defining each type of writing, providing prompts to generate a writing sample, and outlining possible pitfalls writers may face when writing in this specific genre.

A Fresh Approach To Teaching Punctuation

Author : Janet Angelillo
ISBN : 0439222451
Genre : Education
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A guide to teaching students to use punctuation correctly and effectively through a program of extensive reading and writing.

Unleashing Your Language Wizards

Author : John Crow
ISBN : PSU:000067128501
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 42. 13 MB
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John T. Crow Unleashing Your Language Wizards: A Brain-Based Approach to Writing and Editing , First Edition Unleashing Your Language Wizards breaks new ground by presenting a research-based, active-learning approach to teaching lasting sentence management skills that taps into students’ natural learning abilities. To guide teachers in grades 3-12 to effective teach editing and writing, this book introduces the basic principles, specific examples, and sample activities--all of which teach the most important language concepts from a variety of different angles and approaches--to help students conquer their written language issues. It focuses on three areas of knowledge–referred to as Wizards–that all students must possess to communicate effectively: Grammar Wizards, Sentence Wizards, and Rhetorical Wizards. "[The book] positively shines, as it helps to frame issues that are so important to address in the grammar/writing classroom but that are difficult to explain without clear pathways laid out...the more ways to get students physically engaged and mentally engaged in grammar learning, the better—the activities here seem designed well to engage students and provide them with good practice in the concepts...the author lays [everything] out in a methodical way that gets to the heart of [learning grammar]." - Jennifer Powers, Green Mountain College "The content and process to teaching grammar explicitly from a brain-based approach is without exception, timely, in light of the recent recognition of the type of students who make up the achievement gap in the Untied States...This is excellent information to consider pedagogically. [The book] will generate much discussion on how teachers can make...[grammar] strategies more interesting and engaging...for English learners." - Catherine Elise Barrett, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill John T. Crow is a professional development consultant focused on applied linguistics and ESL. His thirty years classroom experience give him a unique perspective on teaching language and composition that he shares with educators across the country.

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