Directing the Writing Workshop

Directing the Writing Workshop

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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 qfinishedq 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 qTeacher's Tipsq 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.Improvise with pieces of clothing, hats, wigs, or masks, and include small hand props that your character would carry or use. ... Create characters (defendants, prosecutors, defense lawyers, judge, witnesses, and jury) and a script showing how events unfolded ... Write a letter to a friend or pen pal describing your book, or to a story character describing your reactions to a story, or write a real letter to ananbsp;...

Title:Directing the Writing Workshop
Author: Jean Wallace Gillet, Lynn Beverly
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2001

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