Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students

Author: Steve Graham
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557667052
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Finally—highly effective, field-tested lesson plans for the students in every elementary and middle school classroom who struggle with writing. The practical how-to follow-up to Graham and Harris's popular Writing Better, this book is just what K–8 educators need to advance all students' writing skills, whether they have learning disabilities or just need extra help. Teachers will get concise lesson plans they can use to easily supplement their existing writing curriculum. From 20 to 50 minutes each, the lessons address types of writing that are key to academic success, such as writing reports and constructing essays for standardized tests help with every phase of the writing process, from planning to revising reinforce new skills through group and individual practice ensure that improvements are sustained by teaching students critical self-regulation skills they can use independently support effective instruction with step-by-step guidelines and optional scripts for teachers engage students with mnemonic devices they'll immediately grasp and remember include fun photocopiable support materials, such as cue cards, picture prompts, sheets for graphing story parts, and charts for brainstorming and setting goals Firmly grounded in the authors' Self-Regulated Strategy Development approach, which has been proven effective by 2 decades of research, these brief, powerful lessons will help transform struggling students into confident, skilled, and motivated writers.

Teacher s Guide to Effective Sentence Writing

Author: Bruce Saddler
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462506771
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical book provides explicit instructions for teaching sentence-level skills to students who have difficulties in this area. The author explains the key role of sentence combining in the writing process and presents effective techniques for instruction and assessment. Numerous sample lessons, practice activities, planning tips, and grammatical pointers make it easy for teachers to incorporate sentence combining and construction into the writing curriculum at all grade levels (2-12). Accessible and engaging, the book helps teachers and students experiment with different ways to arrange thoughts and produce meaningful written work.

Building Comprehension in Adolescents

Author: Linda H. Mason
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598572100
Format: PDF, Docs
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Developed for middle and high school teachers, the classroom-ready lessons in this practical guide will help strengthen students' reading comprehension and written expression so they can master academic content.

Smuggling Writing

Author: Karen D. Wood
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506332455
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Can you sneak more writing into your already-jammed curriculum? Smuggling Writing shows how to integrate writing seamlessly into your lesson plans, with 32 written response activities that help students process information and ideas in short, powerful sessions. The authors invigorate time-tested tools and organize them into sections on Vocabulary and Concept Development, Comprehension, Discussion, and Research & Inquiry. Each strategy: Takes students through before, during, and after reading/learning Provides engaging digital applications Includes sample lessons Details connections to Common Core State Standards Smuggling Writing shows how big gains will come from “writing small” day by day.

Strategies for Struggling Writers

Author: James L. Collins
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572303003
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Featuring a wealth of real-life examples, the book helps readers to understand the default strategies students bring to the classroom, and to work collaboratively on developing these into strategies for successful writing.

Best Practices in Writing Instruction

Author: Steve Graham
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 160623756X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Highly practical and accessible, this indispensable book provides clear-cut strategies for improving K-12 writing instruction. The contributors are leading authorities who demonstrate proven ways to teach different aspects of writing, with chapters on planning, revision, sentence construction, handwriting, spelling, and motivation. The use of the Internet in instruction is addressed, and exemplary approaches to teaching English-language learners and students with special needs are discussed. The book also offers best-practice guidelines for designing an effective writing program. Focusing on everyday applications of current scientific research, the book features many illustrative case examples and vignettes.

Book Smart

Author: Anne E. Cunningham, PhD
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199843937
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Authored by two passionate psychologists and educators, Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers is a how-to guide rich with stories, lessons, activities, and ideas aimed at supporting reading development and addressing the broad range of interpersonal, social, emotional, and motivational skills that can be fostered by reading with young children. The early chapters in this book will help you get your child ready for school and ready to read, and the later chapters will help you foster your child's lifelong love of reading. Throughout the book, the authors also provide tips for building a special bond with your child through reading together, from giving appropriate praise to modeling persistence. Perhaps most importantly, this book serves as a guide along the path to raising an independent reader. This journey begins with a discussion of oral language and early reading skills and then moves into early writing attempts, story comprehension, general knowledge development, and social-emotional growth. This book will help parents bring the joy of reading into the home.

The New Art and Science of Teaching Writing

Author: Kathy Tuchman Glass
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781945349362
Format: PDF, Docs
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For educators to be effective teachers of writing, they must intentionally select and implement research-based instructional strategies. Using a clear and well-organized structure, the authors apply the strategies and techniques originally laid out in The New Art and Science of Teaching by Robert J. Marzano to the teaching of writing. The book explores more than 100 strategies for teaching writing across grade levels and subject areas. Use effective teaching methods to reach desired writing learning outcomes and student success: Understand which instructional strategies are best suited to teaching writing skills and gain specific examples of how to use these strategies. Learn how to utilize general strategies for teaching, alongside specific strategies, in order to enrich teaching, improve the learning environment of the classroom, and obtain desired student learning outcomes for writing. Measure and develop your ability to enhance writing skills in students with the book's instructional techniques. Examine sample rubrics for assessing student writing skills and download free reproducible checklists and formative writing assessment examples. Utilize the appendices as quick references to assist in designing your writing curriculum and planning lessons. Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Providing and Communicating Clear Learning Goals Chapter 2: Using Assessments Chapter 3: Conducting Direct Instruction Lessons Chapter 4: Conducting Practicing and Deepening Lessons Chapter 5: Conducting Knowledge Application Lessons Chapter 6: Using Strategies That Appear in All Types of Lessons Chapter 7: Using Engagement Strategies Chapter 8: Implementing Rules and Procedures and Building Relationships Chapter 9: Developing Expertise Conclusion Appendix A Appendix B References and Resources