Description : Writing is the vehicle for communication. In addition to promoting the need for good communication skills, the teaching of the writing process provides opportunities for students to develop clear thinking skills. Writing is also a developmental process that each student can successfully experience at different levels when approached systematically. Based upon this premise, this Action Tool presents the five stages of writing: prewrite, write, revise, edit, and publish in a manner that allows writing to be taught as a process. Strategies for Teaching Writing: An ASCD Action Tool makes writing in the classroom manageable. The tools provide a step-by-step approach to teaching the writing process. The tools include complete how-to-use instructions, suggestions, classroom examples and cross-curricular activities. Using the tools, teachers can grant students time to write, to process their thoughts and develop a way to analyze their thinking using cognitive reasoning instead of impromptu thought. The Action Tool also provide teachers with assessment strategies to assess students participation and progress at each stage of the writing process.
Description : Offers advice on teaching writing, addressing such topics as incorporating technology into lessons, working with English language learners, using nontraditional texts in lessons, and teaching innovative ways to research.
Description : As you use the chapters in this book to enhance your teaching, feel free to experiment with the different teaching events presented in each chapter. Also, as your students begin their work producing writing genre by genre, be sure to keep exemplary essays to use as models for new students to read and examine. The chapter authors of this volume wrote the model essays, but all suggest that once you have generated student essays, use those to help other students conceptualize the genre. Also worthy of note is that all model essays included in this book are written using the Modern Language Association (Gibaldi, 2003) style. Real teachers using teaching events from real middle school classrooms collaborated on this book. We hope it inspires you to experiment with genre writing instruction in your own classroom.
Description : This practical guidebook gives elementary school teachers explicit instructions on how students with learning disabilities can dramatically improve their writing skills.
Description : Carol Booth Olson"The Reading/Writing Connection: Strategies for Teaching and Learning in the Secondary Classroom, 3/e" The Third Edition features an array of new and updated individual reading/writing strategies, activities and mini-lessons, and it scaffolds these strategies in extended demonstration lessons that teachers can implement in their middle and secondary English classrooms. Well-respected author Carol Booth Olson extends far beyond most books intended for teachers of language arts by integrating reading and writing in creative, theory-based ways. Already a classic in its field, this book intends to explore and reinforce the reading/writing connection and thus help teachers make visible to their students what it is that experienced readers and writers do when they make meaning from and with texts. Lauded by students and professors as a clear and straight-forward book, this new edition includes plenty of material about teaching the writing process and responding to literature, and provides new and improved lessons and activities that help students learn specific strategies. ""I will absolutely continue to adopt this text. It has useful demonstration lessons, clear explanation of the theory behind the practice, and creative aids and activities. "" - Christine M. Mitchell, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana ""This book has lots of good information and a variety of reading and writing activities that are engaging and useful.""- Maureen Siera, St. Martin's University, Associate Professor College of Education, Lacey Washington Carol Booth Olson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education-University of California, Irvine, and the Director of the UCI/California/Writing Project. She received her Ph.D. in American Literature at UCLA in 1977 where she was honored as Outstanding Graduate Women of the Year. She has edited three books, including the best selling California Department of Education publication "Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing as a Process" and has written over 30 articles on teaching composition and literature. She has also served as a Senior Consultant to the Scott Foresman Literature and Integrated Studies Textbook series (1997). Dr. Olson has received two Excellences in teaching awards at UCLA.
Description : A guide for teaching all your students the skills they need to be successful writers The 25 mini-lessons provided in this book are designed to develop students’ self-regulated writing behaviors and enhance their self-perceived writing abilities. These foundational writing strategies are applicable and adaptable to all primary students: emergent, advanced, English Language Learners, and struggling writers. Following the SCAMPER (Screen and assess, Confer, Assemble materials, Model, Practice, Execute, Reflect) mini-lesson model devised by the authors, the activities show teachers how to scaffold the writing strategies that students need in order to take control of their independent writing. Reveals helpful writing strategies, including making associations, planning, visualizing, accessing cues, using mnemonics, and more Offers ideas for helping students revise, check, and monitor their writing assignments Explains the author's proven SCAMPER model that is appropriate for students in grades K-3 Let Richards and Lassonde—two experts in the field of childhood education—guide you through these proven strategies for enhancing young children's writing skills.
Description : Contains lessons and teaching strategies that help students bring organization, facts, and flair to their informational writing.
Description : An indispensable teacher resource and course text, this book presents evidence-based practices for helping all K-12 students develop their skills as writers. Every chapter draws clear connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading authorities describe how to teach the skills and strategies that students need to plan, draft, evaluate, and revise multiple types of texts. Also addressed are ways for teachers to integrate technology into the writing program, use assessment to inform instruction, teach writing in the content areas, and tailor instruction for English language learners and struggling writers. Helpful case examples are featured throughout. New to This Edition *Revised and expanded to address the CCSS. *Incorporates the latest research and instructional procedures. *Chapters on teaching argumentative and informative writing. *Chapters on college and career readiness, writing to learn, writing about texts, and response to intervention. See also the editors' Handbook of Writing Research, Second Edition, which provides a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge writing research that informs good practice.
Description : An AEP Award winner, this resource provides detailed strategies and activities with classroom examples across multiple grade ranges. Learn practical standards-based strategies to help students understand Social Studies content. Specific suggestions for differentiating instruction for English language learners, gifted students, and below-grade level students are included with every strategy. Includes a Teacher Resource CD of customizable graphic organizers and other student activities. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 208 pages + CD