Fun Size Academic Writing for Serious Learning

Author: Gretchen Bernabei
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483332098
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sometimes a student’s best teacher is another student If ever there were a book to respond to the pressure to increase students’ test scores, this is it. You see, Gretchen Bernabei and Judi Reimer have had amazing success using mentor texts by students to teach writing well in any genre. Now, they “hand over their file drawers” and pair 101 student essays with one-page lessons on topics such as how to: Choose a structure across genres Extract thesis statement and main points Support points with details Use rhetorical devices and grammatical constructions Write from the point of view of a fictional character

Text Structures From the Masters

Author: Gretchen Bernabei
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506332862
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Text Structures from the Masters provides 50 short texts written by famous Americans driven by what Peter Elbow described as “an itch” to say something. By examining the structure of these mentor texts, students see that they too have an “itch” and learn how to use the text structure of each document to express it. Each 4-page lesson includes: A planning sheet that shows the structure of the mentor text Brainstorming boxes A method for “kernelizing” (outlining) their own essay Student examples

Mentor Texts

Author: Lynne R. Dorfman
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625311311
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It's been a decade since Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts and helped teachers across the country make the most of high-quality children's literature in their writing instruction. In the second edition of this important book Lynne and Rose show teachers how to help students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation. The second edition includes brand-new "Your Turn Lessons," built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing. Reflection is emphasized as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literary devices, sentence structures, and words. Lynne and Rose offer new children's book titles in each chapter and in a carefully curated and annotated Treasure Chest. At the end of each chapter a "Think About It--Talk About It--Write About It" section invites reflection and conversation with colleagues. The book is organized around the characteristics of good writing--focus, content, organization, style, and conventions. Rose and Lynne write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualize the process, and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. This practical resource demonstrates the power of learning to read like writers.

Text Structures From Nursery Rhymes

Author: Gretchen Bernabei
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506387942
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Revolutionary Strategy for Teaching Writing to Children How can we shape young students, often just learning how to hold a pencil, into capable writers? This groundbreaking book offers the solution: a clear framework for guiding children to write in any style, from narrative to persuasive. The key lies in using familiar text structures to break down a story into its main components, immediately thrusting students into the role of the writer. Included are 53 lessons, each centered around a classic nursery rhyme, and all the tools you’ll need to lead your students in crafting their own story — in words, pictures, or both. Discover how text structures, already a success in later grades, can also have a profound impact on younger students’ progress.

Grammar Keepers

Author: Gretchen Bernabei
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483390209
Format: PDF, Docs
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Your best offense against the state assessments No matter what state you teach in, you can be certain that grammar is being tested . . . frequently and across the grades! The biggest issue? Most of our grades 4-12 students continue to make the same old errors year after year. Grammar Keepers to the rescue, with 101 lessons that help students internalize the conventions of correctness once and for all. Bernabei’s key ingredients include Daily journal writing to increase practice and provide an authentic context Minilessons and Interactive Dialogues that model how to make grammatical choices A “Keepers 101” sheet to track teaching and “Parts of Speech Sheet” for student reference

Crunchtime

Author: Gretchen S. Bernabei
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325026732
Format: PDF, ePub
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The authors made it their mission to craft writing lessons that are healthy for kids, promote lifelong literacy, and help students with state test scores. Organized around the writing process-selecting topics, crafting drafts, and polishing finished pieces, explicit lessons engage student writers while shoring up the gaps between learning and testing.--[book cover]

The Story of My Thinking

Author: Gretchen S. Bernabei
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 9780325042398
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Offers thirteen writing activities that help bridge the gap between narrative and informative writing and encourage students to write nonfiction with voice and conviction.

Writing Extraordinary Essays

Author: David Lee Finkle
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545058988
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How do you turn unmotivated students into eager and accomplished essay writers? In this powerful resource, a master teacher gives you the tools you need to make this happen. Using his own original comic strips to engage students, the author demonstrates a variety of ways to teach students how to organize an essay, create vivid details, make effective word choices, and revise and proofread effectively. He provides rubrics to set clear expectations as well as samples essays that serve as models for students. For use with Grades 5 & Up.

The Best Kept Teaching Secret

Author: Harvey "Smokey" Daniels
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452268630
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Your fast-track to student engagement Everywhere Smokey Daniels speaks, there’s one teaching strategy that teachers embrace above all others. That single method for transforming students from passive spectators into active learners . . . for evoking curiosity, inspiring critical thinking, and building powerful writers along the way. Now, that best-kept teaching secret is revealed: Written Conversations. Smokey and coauthor Elaine Daniels describe how to leverage these “silent writing-to-learn discussions” structure by structure Mini-memos Dialogue journals Write-arounds Digital discussions . . . with detailed descriptions, lessons, and annotated student samples—making this the most practical teaching book in recent memory.

Razzle Dazzle Writing

Author: Melissa Forney
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0929895487
Format: PDF
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"Good writing is more than we say; it is how we say it. This book shows how to master fifty key target skills that will improve their writing and raise heir assessment scores."--Editor.