Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students

Author: Steve Graham
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557667052
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Building Comprehension in Adolescents

Author: Linda H. Mason
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598572100
Format: PDF
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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.

Instruction and Assessment for Struggling Writers

Author: Gary A. Troia
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781609180300
Format: PDF, ePub
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This unique book focuses on how to provide effective instruction to K-12 students who find writing challenging, including English language learners and those with learning disabilities or language impairments. Prominent experts illuminate the nature of writing difficulties and offer practical suggestions for building students' skills at the word, sentence, and text levels. Topics include writing workshop instruction; strategies to support the writing process, motivation, and self-regulation; composing in the content areas; classroom technologies; spelling instruction for diverse learners; and assessment approaches. Every chapter is grounded in research and geared to the real-world needs of inservice and preservice teachers in general and special education settings.

Teacher s Guide to Effective Sentence Writing

Author: Bruce Saddler
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462506771
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Smuggling Writing

Author: Karen D. Wood
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506332455
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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, Mobi
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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: 1462508715
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Dare to Differentiate Third Edition

Author: Danny Brassell
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462514618
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This highly practical resource for K–6 teachers is packed with 25 classroom-tested, step-by-step strategies for developing word knowledge. The emphasis throughout is not only on teaching new words, but also on strengthening students’ comprehension and long-term vocabulary acquisition. Especially valuable are guidelines for how to differentiate each strategy so it can be used successfully with English language learners and students at varying proficiency levels. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book features helpful print and Web resources for each strategy, along with 20 reproducible worksheets.