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Leograndis begins by defining pacing and offering an overview that includes the research in support of it, its connection to reading and reading fluency, and its importance for style. Then she presents twenty focus lessons on the big ideas and the little details of pacing, showing how to explicitly guide students to grasp and apply key concepts through a choice of varied teaching formats - student writing, teacher writing, or mentor texts. She gives you all this as well as information on teaching pacing across the genres, using it for grammatical instruction, and developing it with English language learners.
You pay careful attention to your students' reading fluency; now you can do the same with writing. With Fluent Writing, you'll have everything you need to answer your questions about pacing, add it to your curriculum, and find a breakthrough new way to help your writers improve by studying one of the least explored but most important aspects of good writing.
|Pt. 1||Toward building an understanding||1|
|Ch. 1||Synthesizing a definition||3|
|Ch. 2||Seeing pacing in mentor texts||12|
|Ch. 3||The reading connection||22|
|Ch. 4||The phenomenon of three||46|
|Ch. 5||The ands and buts of it||55|
|Pt. 2||Teaching pacing||69|
|Ch. 6||Presenting pacing to students||77|
|Ch. 7||Basic big pacing lessons||81|
|Ch. 8||Basic small pacing lessons||105|
|Ch. 9||Advanced big pacing lessons||127|
|Ch. 10||Advanced small pacing lessons||145|
|Ch. 11||Language learners and reading like a writer||167|
|Ch. 12||Pacing across genres||177|
Posted March 11, 2009
I have never been confident teaching writing. None of my teacher training classes helped me understand how good writers really write. This is the first resource that clearly spells it out in an easy to read manner. This book is instantly useful in the classroom and gives me easy to implement plans to use with my students. I love how the author's voice comes through and makes the content come across as conversational instead of dry and clinical. I recommend this book for all K - 12 teachers who want to improve the writing skills of their students.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.