Synopses & Reviews
A rich collection of more than 50 mini-lessons linked to the standards, written by recognized experts in the field. Topics include finding and developing topics, writing with a purpose, planning narrative and expository pieces, drafting, revising, editing, and more. The authors also demonstrate how to integrate writing into the content areas. Graphic organizers and writing checklists round out this indispensable resource. For use with Grades 4-6.
A bounty of mini-lessons to kick off any writing workshop--all thoughtfully written to meet the language arts standards. Includes a grid that shows how each lesson meets a standard. Sections cover: teaching basic concepts, planning for writing, making writing clearer and cleaner, making writing better, writing for real purpose and audiences.
A rich collection of more than 60 mini-lessons linked to the standards.
About the Author
Cheryl M. Sigmon currently works as an educational consultant, working in schools nationally and internationally to help teachers integrate balanced literacy. She has served as a language arts specialist in the South Carolina State Department of Education, and is a former classroom teacher. She lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with her husband Ray, with whom she has three grown daughters.
Sylvia M. Ford, also an educational consultant who works nationally and internationally with a focus on balanced literacy, is a former classroom teacher with more than 30 years of experience in grades K-5. She worked as a language arts specialist for a K-12 school district. She lives in West Columbia, South Carolina, with her husband Don. They have two grown daughters.