50 Ways to Develop Strategic Writers / Edition 1

50 Ways to Develop Strategic Writers / Edition 1

by Tompkins, Gail E. / Blanchfield, Cathy L. Tompkins, Gail E. / Blanchfield, Cathy L.
     
 

With contributions from master teachers under the guidance of Gail Tompkins, Director of the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project, this book provides clear, step-by-step descriptions of 50 effective, proven strategies for helping learners in Grades 4 - 12 become competent strategic writers. Instructions for each strategy are carefully constructed to enable novice

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With contributions from master teachers under the guidance of Gail Tompkins, Director of the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project, this book provides clear, step-by-step descriptions of 50 effective, proven strategies for helping learners in Grades 4 - 12 become competent strategic writers. Instructions for each strategy are carefully constructed to enable novice teachers to easily and quickly recreate the lessons and adapt them for many grade and ability levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900131197908
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

Unlocking the mystery of writing1
1Assessment rubrics : evaluating in small groups4
2Choice : creating a positive attitude about writing8
3Classifying errors : helping students recognize their error patterns11
4Collaborative research : writing from a KWL chart15
5Color coding : using color as a revision tool18
6Conferences : encouraging students to talk about their writing22
7Content analogies : connecting the complex with the familiar24
8Counting words : developing fluency26
9Creative models : writing Haiku poetry29
10Daily response journals : developing writing fluency31
11Double entry journals : promoting descriptive writing34
12Editing stations : enhancing the readability of writing37
13Essay models : writing the "bad essay" to understand what's good41
14Essential questions : creating focused writers44
15Explicit instruction : teaching grammar during editing47
16Found poems : writing from personal journals50
17Gallery walk of questions : asking questions to think critically53
18Graphic analysis essays : using collaborative questioning56
19Idea logs : recording thoughts59
20Image walks : developing sensory awareness for observation writing61
21Interactive writing : teaching skills in context64
22Interactive writing : teaching the power of dialogue67
23Key words : writing summary sentences69
24Listening guides : developing audience awareness72
25Metacognitive assessment : reflecting on writing76
26Organizing ideas : using inspiration in prewriting79
27Persona profiles : finding a point of view82
28Personal journals : writing a collection of vignettes85
29Poetry models : teaching literary devices87
30Process posters : making the writing process visible92
31Prompt creation : crafting practice assessments95
32Proofreading : using direct instruction to teach editing98
33Published models : using periodicals in the writing process100
34Reflection : looking back on writing102
35Revision : clarifying purpose and audience105
36Revision charts : analyzing for essay organization108
37Rubrics : encouraging metacognitive thinking112
38Self reflection : developing metacognitive writers116
39Sentence banks : modeling sentence variety119
40Sentence combining : promoting stylistic maturity123
41Sentence expanding : teaching grammar during editing125
42Showing writing : teaching the art of description127
43Snapshots : teaching descriptive writing129
44Student models : scaffolding the writing process132
45Summaries : taking writing from notes to summary136
46Summary grids : writing for academic purposes139
47Text models : mimicking the media143
48Text to scripts : creating dramatic dialogue146
49Tone study : revealing the writer's attitude149
50Writing workshop : implementing the writing process152
Lessons learned154

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