Deeper Writing: Quick Writes and Mentor Texts to Illuminate New Possibilities

Deeper Writing: Quick Writes and Mentor Texts to Illuminate New Possibilities

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by Robin W. Holland
     
 

Your best tool for building fluent writers

Make your classroom's writing time really count, with smart and compelling texts designed to enhance the instruction you're already providing. Whether you teach 4th grade, 12th, or anything in between, you'll foster authentic writing every day, building fluency and teaching students to write for

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Overview

Your best tool for building fluent writers

Make your classroom's writing time really count, with smart and compelling texts designed to enhance the instruction you're already providing. Whether you teach 4th grade, 12th, or anything in between, you'll foster authentic writing every day, building fluency and teaching students to write for a variety of purposes—top priorities in the Common Core. Look for:

  • 45 quick writes in an easy-to-use framework with suggested grade levels
  • Carefully selected mentor texts that provide models and inspiration
  • Guidelines for crafting your own quick writes, tailored to your students’ needs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452229942
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/15/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,342,854
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword Franki Sibberson ix

Preface xi

Introduction: Deeper Writing With Quick Writes and Mentor Texts 1

What Is Deeper Writing? 1

Why Is Engaging in Deeper Writing Important to You? 4

How Did We Get to Now? 5

What Are Quick Writes? 7

Teachers Writing 9

Why Use Mentor Texts? 9

What About Sharing? 10

Overview of the Quick Writes 13

Chapter 1 Knowledge and Memory: Writing Ourselves 17

What You Know First 17

What's in a Name? 23

Where Do You Live? 27

I Know What I Know 34

Stones in My Pocket 37

Whiting Stories and Boasting Poems 42

For Better or for Worse 46

When I Was Silent 49

It Was a Very Good Year 52

When I Was Magic 55

What Dreams May Come 58

Chapter 2 Art, Lenses, and Visions: Writing the World We See 63

Seeing Things and Having New Eyes 63

Who Wore the Hat? 67

Head Swivelers 71

Horizons 74

Artful Reading and Writing 77

Snapshots: Capture the Moment 82

Proverbially Speaking: Words to Live By 88

Opportunity Costs 91

The Things They Carried 93

The History We Know 97

The Remains of the Day 101

The Face of Reality 104

Metaphors: Seeing the World in Other Words 107

Chapter 3 Passion, Power, and Purpose: Writing to Change the World 111

Rites and Righteous Celebrations: Celebrating Events in Our Lives With Special Words 111

My Big Words 115

Encounters 120

Secrets 123

The Work of Our Hands 126

Numbering Our Village 130

Watering Our World 137

The Bill of Rights 140

Contingency Plans 144

Of Thee I Sing 147

We Are America 151

Chapter 4 Containers, Craft, and Conventions: Writing in Different Genres 157

If That's a Poem: Introducing Mentor Texts 157

What Container Will Hold My Words? 162

And I Heard Them Say 165

The Story of My Story 169

Cumulative Poems 171

Where the Action Is 175

Less Is Better 178

Comic Lives 182

Chapter 5 The Creation of a Quick Write: Developing Your Own 187

Context 188

Content 190

Container 192

Container Lining: Our Lenses 193

References 195

Literature Cited 197

Index 209

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