Strategies for Implementing Writer s Workshop

Strategies for Implementing Writer s Workshop Author Richard Gentry
ISBN-10 9781425815172
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 256
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This comprehensive guide provides teachers with techniques to engage students as they strengthen their writing skills with Writer's Workshop. Whether working with small- and independent-writing groups or the entire classroom, this workbook gives lesson plans geared to students of various ages, from Kindergarten-2nd, 3rd-5th grade, as well as 6th to 8th graders. It equips teachers with strategies for every phase of implementation, including age-appropriate activities, conversation snapshots for one-on-one coaching, and methods for creating a comfortable Workshop environment.



RTI Meets Writer s Workshop

RTI Meets Writer s Workshop Author Lisa Morris
ISBN-10 9781483306278
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 144
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Tiered instruction for our neediest writers! Where does RTI fit into the writer’s workshop, especially for students who struggle or just aren’t engaged? Morris provides the answer with this user-friendly resource for implementing tiered writing instruction in Grades 2-6. Step-by-step strategies and rich classroom examples help you: Easily incorporate RTI within the writer’s workshop framework Nurture enthusiastic, confident writers with well-crafted, differentiated lessons Plan daily, weekly, and year-long lessons with low-stress diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments Save time with quick and effective progress monitoring techniques Reliably meet yearly AYP writing targets and build enthusiastic, skilled writers



Scaffolding Young Writers

Scaffolding Young Writers Author Linda J. Dorn
ISBN-10 9781571103420
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 99
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The goal of teaching writing is to create independent and self-motivated writers. When students write more often, they become better at writing. They acquire habits, skills, and strategies that enable them to learn more about the craft of writing. Yet they require the guidance and support of a more knowledgeable person who understands the writing process, the changes over time in writing development, and specific techniques and procedures for teaching writing. In Scaffolding Young Writers: A Writers' Workshop Approach, Linda J. Dorn and Carla Soffos present a clear road map for implementing writers' workshop in the primary grades. Adopting an apprenticeship approach, the authors show how explicit teaching, good models, clear demonstrations, established routines, assisted teaching followed by independent practice, and self-regulated learning are all fundamental in establishing a successful writers' workshop. There is a detailed chapter on organizing for writers' workshop, including materials, components, routines, and procedures. Other chapters provide explicit guidelines for designing productive mini-lessons and student conferences. Scaffolding Young Writers also features: an overview of how children become writers; analyses of students' samples according to informal and formal writing assessments; writing checklists, benchmark behaviors, and rubrics based on national standards; examples of teaching interactions during mini-lessons and writing conferences; illustrations of completed forms and checklists with detailed descriptions, and blank reproducible forms in the appendix for classroom use. Instruction is linked with assessment throughout the book, so that all teaching interactions are grounded in what children already know and what they need to know as they develop into independent writers.



Writer s Workshop for the Common Core

Writer s Workshop for the Common Core Author Warren Combs
ISBN-10 9781317925132
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 208
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Writing instruction expert Warren Combs presents a step-by-step plan for teaching writing workshops that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The book is filled with practical mini-lessons, strategies, and tools for every stage of the writing process, from prewriting through publication. Scripting is provided, to show teachers how to model each strategy for students. In addition, Dr. Combs shows how teachers can use the following elements: The concepts Voice, Pictures, and Flow, to help students understand the essential elements of writing; The words Invite, Model, Write, Look, and Learn, to model effective writing for students and have them learn from your example; Revision strategies such as Jot and Blend, Combining Sentences, Writing Leads, and Writing Closes; Peer revision using Peer-Assisted Learning Systems (PALS); Student self-assessment rubrics. The book also includes scoring guides and pacing guides, to help teachers implement writing workshops more easily. As Dr. Combs demonstrates, you can give workshops more structure while still making writing come alive for your students.



Revision Strategies for Adolescent Writers

Revision Strategies for Adolescent Writers Author Jolene Borgese
ISBN-10 9781412994255
Release 2011-11-08
Pages 139
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Supported by the Common Core State Standards, the 30+ strategies in this book include pre-writing planning, peer conferencing, modeling effective revision, and using technology.



Method Mania

Method Mania Author Lynne Ecenbarger
ISBN-10 9781434303271
Release 2007-10
Pages 168
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Tristan was smart, successful, attractive- and SINGLE! She had experienced some of the worst dating woes and had grown weary of meeting the same old tired, sorry, poor-excuse-for-a-man hopefuls she met on the dating scene. Like so many women, the failures of romance led her to submerge herself in her church, family, and career. Her motto: Men. Who Needs Em? At a time in her life when she least expected love, she meets Calvin. Calvin was passionate, exciting and super sexy. Not to mention, his lovemaking skills left nothing to be desired. Tristan was mulling in the lap of luxury. Could this all be too good to be true? Hell yes! Before long, Tristan was caught in a tangled web of step-kids, car chases, police stakeouts, and worst of all, "Baby Momma Drama." In almost an instant, Tristan's dreams of a happily ever after were marred with feuds, courtroom battles, and even a deadly car chase. What was once a storybook romance filled with a knight in shining armor had collapsed into a world entwined with stress and madness. What happens when a child raised to live by the codes of etiquette, conduct, and morality gets fed up? She decides two can play the mad game of divide and conquer. Two women vie for the affections of a man they feel are worth risking it all. This becomes a fight to the end on a brutal road filled with vandalism, violence, and eventually death. Who will reign victorious when the two decide, How You Get Him, Is How You Keep Him?



Less Is More in Elementary School

Less Is More in Elementary School Author Renee Rubin
ISBN-10 9781317692478
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 218
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"In this era of rigorous standards, testing, and overcrowded curricula, many teachers are left wondering how they're ever going to cover the material. Less Is More in Elementary School offers realistic solutions by providing ways teachers can streamline their curriculum, collaborate with colleagues in different departments, differentiate instruction, promote research and critical thinking skills, and engage students in their own learning. This much-needed book will help teachers and principals meet the demands of the Common Core more efficiently and effectively. Each chapter is filled with practical strategies that elementary school teachers and principals can implement immediately to bring all students to success"--



In the Company of Children

In the Company of Children Author Joanne Hindley
ISBN-10 9781571100108
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 186
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Provides a guide to reading and writing workshops and shares firsthand experiences in giving lessons, improving student work, meeting with pupils, and including parents and students in the appraisal process.



The Classroom Troubleshooter

The Classroom Troubleshooter Author Les Parsons
ISBN-10 9781551381626
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 120
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The Classroom Troubleshooter provides practical, no-nonsense solutions to the problems that plague a teacher's day. This handy, easy-to-use guide incorporates a number of invaluable rubrics, checklists, templates, reference sheets, questionnaires, and student guidelines. Included are strategies to help teachers: avoid being overwhelmed by paperwork and other types of "administrivia"; mark "smart"; anticipate, prevent, respond to, and manage a host of discipline problems; develop and administer evaluation instruments for projects, research, essays, and objective-style tests; increase student comprehension of textbooks; implement and mark journal writing; guide talk-based learning; reflect on how individual teachers can impact on the overall functioning of the school. The Classroom Troubleshooter empowers teachers to control their environment and to reclaim time and energy so that their gifts and skills can be directed into teaching and learning with their students.



Learning to Lead Together

Learning to Lead Together Author Janet H. Chrispeels
ISBN-10 9780761928867
Release 2004-04-05
Pages 389
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Through real-life single and multiple case studies, Learning to Lead Together addresses how principals and their staffs struggle with the challenge of shared leadership, how they encourage teacher growth and development, and how shared leadership can lead to higher levels of student learning. The cases show how shared leadership, a powerful adaptive change, is socially constructed across contexts and evolves as teachers and principals learn how to work together. The book also illustrates how principal preparation and professional development programs that utilize problem-based learning and provide opportunities for genuine collaboration with colleagues can provide school leaders with the skills they need to share leadership and accountability effectively.



How to Teach Students Who Don t Look Like You

How to Teach Students Who Don t Look Like You Author Bonnie M. Davis
ISBN-10 9781452284446
Release 2012-07-17
Pages 312
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Engage diverse learners in your classroom with culturally responsive instruction! This second edition includes new or expanded coverage of Latino students, ELLs, immigrant students, race, and racial identity, and new coverage of standards-based, culturally responsive lesson planning and instruction, differentiated instruction, RTI, and the Common Core State Standards. Bonnie Davis helps all educators: Tailor instruction to their unique student population Reflect on their cultures and how this shapes their views of the world Cultivate a deeper understanding of race and racism in the U.S. Create culturally responsive instruction Understand how culture affects learning



Responsive Literacy Coaching

Responsive Literacy Coaching Author Cheryl Dozier
ISBN-10 9781571104632
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 175
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In Responsive Literacy Coaching, Cheryl Dozier draws on twenty-four years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher and teacher educator to present both a theoretical framework and practical tools to enact responsive literacy coaching. Through thoughtful and purposeful coaching, teachers learn effective ways to improve literacy instruction and student achievement. The range of tools offered in the text invite customization based on the reader's specific instructional context. This framework empowers literacy coaches and teachers through conversation, sustained engagement, and reflective analysis. Dozier argues that at its best, literacy coaching is responsive, collegial, thoughtful, thought-provoking, deliberate, reflective, and transferable. In this book she invites readers to enter into a coaching dialogue, through: vignettes that bring coaching interactions to life; prompts to engage both teachers and students; occasions for collaborative reflection; frequently-asked questions. As literacy tasks are documented and analyzed, coaching interactions logged and categorized, and assessment scores scrutinized, Dozier cautions coaches to avoid being so caught up in the doing of coaching that one forgets the purpose behind it. In this book she provides an occasion for them to step back, and ask, what is the goal of literacy coaching? What kind of literacy environments and experiences are we creating for our schools and our students? What is possible as we engage in transformative literacy practices? While the tools offered in this book do not provide a “quick fix,” they foster critical thinking and sustained inquiry that leads to positive change for both teachers and students.



Improving Student Writing Skills

Improving Student Writing Skills Author Garth Sundem
ISBN-10 9781425803773
Release 2006-03-01
Pages 136
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Develop enthusiastic and efficient writers with proven methods to meet the needs of all students with research-based strategies and ready-to-implement best practices in writing instruction. A practical guide for new teachers and pre-service educators, topics include classroom organization, writing workshops, the writing process, assessment, the Traits of Good Writing, and assignments. A focused and educator-authored resource, this book will address key areas and provide teachers with up-to-date research-based theory and practical applications. This resource is correlated to the Common Core and other state standards.



Getting to the Core of Writing Level 4

Getting to the Core of Writing  Level 4 Author Richard Gentry
ISBN-10 1425809189
Release 2012-06-01
Pages 296
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"Inspire students to develop as writers in the fourth grade classroom with these engaging and creative writing lessons. This classroom-tested resource shows positive results in students' writing and simplifies the planning of writing instruction. It contains detailed information on how to establish and manage daily Writer's Workshop and includes consistent, structured instruction to encourage students to actively participate in the writing process. Specific lessons to help students develop the traits of quality writing are also included. This resource develops college and career readiness skills and is aligned to today's standards."



Writing Lesson Level 3 The Writer s Notebook

Writing Lesson Level 3  The Writer s Notebook Author Richard Gentry, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781480776333
Release 2014-02-01
Pages 5
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Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.



Revision

Revision Author Alice S. Horning
ISBN-10 9781932559774
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 257
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"Revision: History, Theory, and Practice" explores the wide range of scholarship on revision while bringing new light to bear on enduring questions. The 12 contributors examine recent cognitive writing models and the roles of long- and short-term memory in the writing process, demonstrating theoretically why revision is difficult for novices.



Writer s Workshop Effects on Achievement Attitude and Instructional Practices

Writer s Workshop  Effects on Achievement  Attitude  and Instructional Practices Author James Singagliese
ISBN-10 OCLC:794003336
Release 2012
Pages 373
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Abstract: As we equip our students with the necessary skills to compete and become successful in a global economy, written communication becomes ever so much more important. As communication increases and technology advances, the ability to communicate through writing is central to achievement in school and the workplace. Therefore it is crucial for educators to provide students with the ability to clearly and concisely convey a message in writing. The purpose of this mixed method action research study was to investigate how the implementation of writer's workshop affected the students and teachers in District JV. The findings were obtained from writing sample rubric scores, teacher observations, student and teacher surveys, teacher interviews, and a parent focus group. These findings indicated that District JV students' overall ability to convey a message through writing had improved. Specifically, the students increased their variety of word choice, application of conventions, strength of voice, organization, and writing fluency. Both student attitude towards writing and teacher attitude towards teaching writing became more positive. The students enjoyed writing more at home and in school when they had the opportunity to choose their own topic, and when there was a social component to the writing process. District JV writing teachers were found to have a more positive attitude towards teaching writing after the implementation of writer's workshop and were displaying behaviors that coincided with writer's workshop philosophy. Finally, after the implementation of writer's workshop, teachers' instructional practices were found to employ the instructional practices of a writer's workshop mini-lesson on a consistent basis, used modeling to demonstrate writing strategies, implemented writer's workshop strategies across multiple curriculum areas, and incorporated the social components of writer's workshop into their teaching. The research concluded with recommendations to continue the program, continue professional development for teachers and parents, establish professional learning communities around book clubs, encourage teacher discussions about best instructional writing practices, establish a professional library, and generate more opportunities for students to interact across grade levels when writing.