Joy Write

Author: Ralph Fletcher
Publisher:
ISBN: 0325088802
Size: 16.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Nothing helps writers grow like practice. But not just any kind of practice will do. You've got to bring the joy! In Joy Write, beloved writer and teacher Ralph Fletcher shows you how. "A writer needs wide latitude so she can bring all her intelligence to the task," Ralph observes. "Assigning a particular format-a hamburger essay, for instance-would curtail this play, if not eliminate it entirely." That's why, instead of teacher-driven assignments, Joy Write shares the whys and the how of giving students time and autonomy for the playful, low-stakes writing that leads to surprising, high-level growth. First Ralph makes the case for carving out classroom time for low-stakes writing, despite pressure to focus on persuasive essays and test prep. Then he shares five big ideas for choice-driven, authentic, informal writing-deeply engaging work that kids want to do. He also provides numerous suggestions for helping students build and flex their writing muscles, increase their stamina, and develop passion for expressing themselves with the written word. "We don't teach students to write," Ralph Fletcher advises, "so much as create a safe space where they can teach themselves by doing." Trust Ralph and find out how to bring the joy to your writers.

The Joy Of Planning

Author: Franki Sibberson
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781601550385
Size: 12.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Between individual lessons and big units of study lies the joy of planning. Franki Sibberson takes you into her process of designing short sequences of lessons (known as cycles) around key areas of study including how characters develop in literature, nonfiction reading in the age of the Internet, and understanding increasingly sophisticated themes in novels and picture books. Franki shares guiding questions for planning, sample cycles, and the thinking behind the books she selects for minilessons. This succinct and thoughtful text guides teachers through the process of brainstorming key issues, standards, and content during the initial phases of the planning process. From there, books and lessons are matched to the needs of students. Sample lesson cycles include teacher language, guiding questions, activities, and sample follow-up instruction. There is much delight in moving between what you know about your students and what you know about teaching, and designing lessons accordingly. That’s what the joy of planning is all about.

Feedback That Moves Writers Forward

Author: Patty McGee
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781506387130
Size: 15.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Student writing is only as good as the feedback we give In this remarkable book, Patty McGee shares research-based how-to’s for responding to writers that you can use immediately whether you use a writing program or a workshop model. Put down the red-pen, fix-it mindset and help your writers take risks, use grammar as an element of craft, discover their writing identities, elaborate in any genre, and more. Includes lots of helpful conference language that develops tone and trust and forms for reflecting on writing.

Guy Write

Author: Ralph Fletcher
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429955270
Size: 16.50 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It's no secret that many guys dread writing assignments. But writing doesn't have to be "boring nerd-work." Writing is about power; it's about fun; it's about spoofs, humor, sports, blood, farts, superheroes, giant monsters tearing down the city, and serious subjects, too. Ralph Fletcher, a guy writer himself and the author of forty-one books, discusses every tip needed to find the sweet spot in writing: the place where everything except the words stands still. With advice from favorite authors like Jon Scieszka, Jarrett Krosoczka, and Robert Lipsyte, this hands-on book will make a writer out of any guy.

When Writers Drive The Workshop

Author: Brian Kissel
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781625310736
Size: 17.81 MB
Format: PDF
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In this practical, engaging book, former elementary school teacher and university professor Brian Kissel asks teachers to go back to the roots of writing workshop. What happens when students, not planned teaching points, lead writing conferences? What happens when students, not tests, determine what they learned through reflection and self-evaluation? Writing instruction has shifted in recent years to more accountability, taking the focus away from the writer. This book explores what happens when empowered writers direct the writing workshop. Through stories from real classrooms, Brian reveals that no matter where children come from, they all have the powerful, shared need to be heard. And when children choose their writing topics, their lives unfold onto the page and teachers are educated by the young voices and bold choices of these writers. Written in an engaging, teacher-to-teacher style, this book focuses on four key components of writing workshop, with an eye on what happens when teachers step back and allow students to drive the instruction: Conferring sessions where students lead and teachers listen Author's Chair where students set the agenda and ask for feedback Reflection time and structures for students to set goals and expectations for themselves Mini-lessons that allow for detours based on students' needs, not teacher or curricular goals Each of the chapters includes practical ideas, a section of Guiding Beliefs, a list of Frequently Asked Questions, and some Digital Diversions to help teachers see the digital possibilities in their classrooms.

The Teacher Writer

Author: Christine M. Dawson
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807758007
Size: 19.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Teacher-Writer shows how teachers can pursue and sustain personally and professionally worthwhile writing practices, even amidst the many demands associated with teaching , it meets teachers wherever they are; as novice teachers just beginning to purse writing, as teachers emerging from a professional development experience, or as accomplished writers seeking to further their craft. Chapter by chapter the book provides strategies to help teachers get started on projects, build energy for writing, overcome obstacles of limited time, and create support systems using online technologies. the text includes useful writing group routines, questions for framing collaborative inquiry methods for adapting writing communities for online settings, and rich examples of conversations and texts shared in actual teacher writing group meetings. Book Features: focused on teacher-writers and thier actual experiences working together in a writing group, including benefits and challenges; includes vignettes taken from writing group meetings that demonstrate the variety of ways teachers may participate and engage in writing; offers practical suggestions for teachers seeking to form writing groups; and shares strategies to help teacher-writers expand from exploratory texts to professional and academic writing.

Celebrating Writers

Author: Ruth Ayres
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571109507
Size: 14.45 MB
Format: PDF
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"...Ruth and Christi share dozens of fun and effective ways for you and your students to commemorate their progress as writers."-- Back cover.