Interactive Writing: How Language & Literacy Come Together, K-2 / Edition 1

Interactive Writing: How Language & Literacy Come Together, K-2 / Edition 1

by Andrea McCarrier, Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0325002096

ISBN-13: 9780325002095

Pub. Date: 10/14/1999

Publisher: Heinemann

Children want to make their mark - on paper, on any surface, in life. But the difficulties of transferring words to paper can be daunting enough to drown out even the most enthusiastic voice. Enter interactive writing, a new instructional approach in which teachers and children collaborate to produce a written text. Just as Fountas and Pinnell did in their

Overview

Children want to make their mark - on paper, on any surface, in life. But the difficulties of transferring words to paper can be daunting enough to drown out even the most enthusiastic voice. Enter interactive writing, a new instructional approach in which teachers and children collaborate to produce a written text. Just as Fountas and Pinnell did in their best-selling Guided Reading, the authors offer powerful first teaching designed to accelerate and support children's critical understanding of the writing process.

Interactive Writing is specifically focused on the early phases of writing, and has special relevance to prekindergarten, kindergarten, grade 1 and 2 teachers. In a clear, step-by-step format, the authors show how teachers can use interactive writing to teach a range of foundational literacy skills by sharing the pen with young writers:

  • letter learning
  • phonological and orthographic awareness
  • learning the nature of words
  • building a writing vocabulary
  • learning concepts about print
  • organizing and composing narrative and expository text.
Important features include a rich array of examples of children's writing, down-to-earth practical advice, suggestions for using children's literature and art in the writing program, numerous photos of children's work, and suggestions for professional development. Additionally, there are thorough descriptions of how interactive writing can be used as a tool for inquiry across the curriculum - in content areas as well as in literature. With this kind of broad application, children can grow to see writing as a lifelong tool for learning - and see themselves as writers, right from the start.

The book is filled with practical information on how to get started with interactive writing, with explicit details from specific materials to fine teaching points.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325002095
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
10/14/1999
Series:
F & P Professional Books and Multimedia Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
231,979
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Learning to Write in a Quality Early Literacy Program

What Is Interactive Writing?

Interactive Writing Within Language and Literacy Learning

Organizing Space and Materials to Support Interactive Writing

Sharing the Pen with Young Writers

Essential Elements of Interactive Writing

Learning Writing: Composing a Text

Constructing a Text: Learning About Letters and the Printer's Code

Constructing a Text: Learning How Words Work

Young Writers Explore Texts Across the Curriculum

8. Learning About Literature Through Interactive Writing

Learning About Expository Text Through Interactive Writing

Using Expository Writing as a Tool for Inquiry

Young Writers Engage in the Literacy Journey

Knowing Young Writers: The Foundation for Effective Teaching

Making Decisions for Effective Teaching

Adjusting Teaching and Texts to Move Writers Forward

The Foundations of Effective Writing Practice

Why Interactive Writing Helps Children Learn

Getting Started with Interactive Writing

Appendixes:

A. Specifications for Easel B. Bibliographies: Folk Tales; Informational Books: Sample Themes; Concept Books; Books Illustrating Literary Patterns; Poetry C. Self-Assessment of Interactive Writing

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