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Art of Teaching Writing New Edition


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When Lucy Calkins wrote the first edition of The Art of Teaching Writing, the writing workshop was a fledgling idea, piloted by a few brave innovators. Now, as she brings us this new edition, the writing workshop is at the foundation of language arts education throughout the English-speaking world. This new edition, then, could easily have been a restatement, in grander, more confident tones, of the original classic. Instead, it is an almost entirely new book.

Clearly, during the time in which Calkins's original ideas have spread like wildfire, her focus has not been on articulating and defending those ideas, but on developing and rethinking them. Respecting and responding to the questions which have arisen as thousands of teachers establish writing workshops in their classrooms, and drawing upon the latest knowledge in the field and her own intimate understanding of classroom life, Calkins has re-thought every line and every facet of her original text.

In this new edition, Lucy has major new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading/writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, nonfiction writing and home/school connections. More than this, she has deepened her understanding of the writing process itself:

"When I wrote the first edition, I saw writing as a process of choosing a topic, turning the topic into the best possible draft, sharing the draft with friends, then revising it. But I've come to think that it's very important that writing is a process not only of recording, but also of developing a story or an idea. Now, in this new edition, I describe writing episodes that do not begin with a topic and a draft but instead with something noticed or something wondered about. When writing begins with something that has not yet found its significance, it is more apt to become a process of growing meaning."

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The author has refined and expanded her ideas since the 1986 publication of the first edition. She offers insightful, seasoned guidance on how to help young children become engaged with writing.
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Paper Edition. The Art of Teaching Writing, New Edition, has major new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading/writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, nonfiction writing and home/school connections.

About the Author

Lucy Calkins is the author of the popular firsthand classroom materials Units of Study for Teaching Writing series and the Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5 series. Most recently, Lucy has published a common core workshop curriculum, Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grades K - 5. In addition, Lucy is the author or coauthor of numerous foundational professional texts with Heinemann, including Pathways to the Common Core;The Art of Teaching Writing; and One to One. She is also the author of The Art of Teaching Reading. She is the Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University's Teachers College. For more than twenty-five years, the Project has been both a think tank - developing state of the art teaching methods - and a provider of professional development. In these capacities, the Project has supported hundreds of thousands of educators. As the leader of this world renowned organization, Lucy works closely with policy-makers, superintendents, district leaders and school principals to instigate and sustain school-wide and system-wide educational reforms. But above all, Lucy works closely with teachers and with their classrooms full of wise and wonderful children. Lucy is also the Richard Robinson Professor of Children's Literature at Teachers College, where she leads the Literacy Specialist program. Lucy and her husband John are the parents of two sons, Miles and Evan.

Table of Contents

The Essentials of Writing

Making Meaning on the Page and in Our Lives

Tap the Energy for Writing

Rehearsal: Living the Writerly Life

Drafting and Revision: Letting Our Worlds Instruct and Surprise Us

Let Children Show Us How to Teach

Lessons from Children

The Foundation of Literacy: Writing in the Home, the Nursery School, and the Kindergarten

Growing Up Writing: Grades K, l, and 2

In the Middle: Second and Third Grades

Grades FourÐSix

Adolescence: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

Ongoing Structures in the Writing Workshop

Establish a Predictable Workshop Environment

Don't Be Afraid to Teach: Tools to Help Us Create Mini-Lessons

Conferring: Writing Becomes a Tool for Thought

Learning to Confer

Peer Conferring, Response Groups, Share Sessions

Writing Literature Under the Influence of Literature

Publication: The Beginning of the Writerly Life

Apprenticeships in the Writing Workshop: Learning from Authors

Editing: Learning the Conventions of Written Language

Assessment: A Minds-On Approach to Teaching

The Changing Curriculum in a Writing Workshop

A Curriculum Within the Writing Workshop

Genre Studies

Poetry: It Begins in Delight and Ends in Wisdom

Making Memoir out of the Pieces of Our Lives

Literary Nonfiction

Thematic Studies: Reading the World, Reading the Word

Writing Workshop Teaching in a Larger Context

Writing to Learn Throughout the Day

Workshop Teaching Throughout the Day

The Home/School Connection: Composing Literate Lives in Homes and Neighborhoods

Teaching Matters

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This is a super book for anyone needing to implement a writing program in the primary grades!
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Calkins, Lucy McCormick
Heinemann Educational Books
Calkins, Lucy
Calkins, Lucy McCormick
Portsmouth, N.H. :
English language
Report writing
Teaching Methods & Materials - Workbooks
Report writing -- Study and teaching.
English language -- Composition and exercises.
General education.
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