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The No-Nonsense Guide to Teaching Writing: Strategies, Structures, and Solutionsby Judy Davis
Synopses & Reviews
Filling their book with specific how-to details, Judy Davis and Sharon Hill describe the organization of a successful yearlong writing workshop.
Book News Annotation:
Drawing on 30-plus years of experience as educators, Davis and Hill present a guide for teachers of grades three to eight to the organization of a successful yearlong writing workshop. Coverage includes developing goals for effective teaching, learning, and writing; structuring and organizing daily writing workshops and writing work across the year; assembling the tools to enable students to get organized and become reflective about their own work; designing targeted mini lessons; effective writing conferences; engaging students in discussion of quality writing; and learning from samples of student work.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-244) and index.
About the Author
A 30-year teaching veteran, Judy Davis has spent the past ten years teaching fifth and sixth grade at The Manhattan New School. She conducts workshops and summer institutes throughout the United States and Canada for elementary and middle school teachers on all aspects of literacy instruction. Her classroom is a model site for staff development for teachers in New York City's School District #2 and other areas.Sharon Hill has been an educator for many years. For the past four, she has served as a teacher, literacy staff developer, and administrator at The Manhattan New School. She has been a presenter at workshops, summer institutes, and conferences across the United States and Sweden for teachers K-8. Sharon is now taking requests for summer 2006.
Table of Contents
I. Getting a Handle on the Essentials: Goals, Tools, and Management Setting Achievable Goals Using the Right Tools Providing Structure and Organization Setting Up the Writing Workshop
Helping Your Students Become Writers First Cycle: From Writing Idea to Notebook Entry Teaching What Your Students Need Moving from Notebook Entry to Finished Piece Future Cycles: Lifting the Quality of the Writing Notebook Mastering the Magic of Revision
Extending Writing Possibilities Poetry Study Feature Article Study Picture Book Study Open-Choice Investigations Conclusion: When Writing Spills Out of the Writing Workshop Editing Checklist Student Weekend Writing Assessment Writer's Reflection Conference Record-keeping Sheet Notebook Checklist Minilesson Planning Sheet Day-to-Day Minilesson Planning Sheet Flowchart: What I'm Trying to Say Craft Study Structure Templates Responding to Poetry Poetry Study Chart Knowing My Taste in Poetry Poetry Reflection Feature Article Study Chart From Notebook Entry to Feature Article Feature Article Assessment Getting Inspired by a Good Picture Book Picture Book Study Chart Picture Book Assessment Open-Choice Investigation Topic Chart Bibliography Professional Books Poetry Anthologies Picture Books Books Containing Short Texts
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