Directing the Writing Workshop An Elementary Teacher's Handbook by Jean Wallace Gillet, Lynn Beverly
  

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Directing the Writing Workshop An Elementary Teacher's Handbook by Jean Wallace Gillet, Lynn Beverly

This book is a practical, highly readable guide to teaching writing across a broad range of ages and grade levels (K-8). Each stage of the writing process is covered in detail, from setting a purpose for writing to drafting, revising, editing, and producing a finished product. The goal is to provide a comprehensive overview of writing development and best practices in teaching, richly illustrated with examples of student work. Teachers learn strategies and techniques to help students work independently and in groups to develop meaningful projects; master needed skills through engaging mini-lessons; produce various forms of fiction and nonfiction writing; and use literature as a source of inspiration and modeling. Special features include Teacher's Tips and quick-reference lists that reinforce key points and aid in instructional planning. An invaluable Appendix provides booklists for mini-lessons on a variety of thematic, stylistic, and grammatical topics.

Reviews

A 'must-have,

-lessons and guidelines for each stage of the writing process, and the booklists in the appendices are a teacher's gold mine. Finally, the 'Teacher's Tips

. --Laura Robb, author of Teaching Reading in Middle School and Redefining Staff Development ; Curriculum Coordinator, Powhatan School One of the best books yet on teaching writing in the elementary grades. Everything is here: a vivid presentation of the writing process and hundreds of ideas, big and small, for teaching it. Page after page of children's works take us inside the processes of writing and spelling. A wealth of checklists and book lists; 'visits to classrooms

'Teacher's Tips'; literature connections; and advice on using computers, helping reluctant writers, and conducting young authors'

-based practicality and seasoned scholarship. Highly recommended for undergraduate and graduate courses on writing and language arts instruction. --Charles Temple, PhD, Department of Education, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Gillet and Beverly offer an insider's perspective on orchestrating a classroom writing workshop. Their book is filled with a wealth of practical suggestions, careful descriptions, and straight talk about how to guide young writers to independence and success. It is a resource that novice as well as experienced elementary teachers will turn to again and again. --Kathy Ganske, PhD, Department of Reading, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

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Format

Paperback
220 pages

Author

Jean Wallace Gillet, Lynn Beverly
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Publication date

25th October 2001

ISBN

9781572306561


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