Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop / Edition 1

Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop / Edition 1

by Kristen Painter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0325007969

ISBN-13: 9780325007960

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: Heinemann

    Kristen has something to teach all of us - inexperienced and experienced writers alike - about how to create a writing life or enrich our writing lives in powerful ways. And her book can help all of us become better writing teachers.
    - Carl Anderson, author of Assessing Writers
    Reading Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop

Overview

    Kristen has something to teach all of us - inexperienced and experienced writers alike - about how to create a writing life or enrich our writing lives in powerful ways. And her book can help all of us become better writing teachers.
    - Carl Anderson, author of Assessing Writers
    Reading Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop felt like I had this funny, passionate, insightful teacher sitting next to me and coaching me through all this. The wonderfully conversational tone is perfect for that teacher who really wants to do "this writing stuff" herself but is a little nervous about it all.
    - Katie Wood Ray, author of About the Authors
In Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop, Kristen Painter helps you develop the writing teacher in you by uncovering the writer in you. After all, the more you know about writing, the better able you are to show students how it works, what it's like, and the amazing sense of possibility it can bring you.

Painter is your mentor and guide as you build your writing identity. She shares proven ideas, examples of her own work, and "try its" for those who are unsure how to get started. In addition, she offers numerous suggestions for creating a writing group in which you can practice the craft of writing among professional colleagues or out-of-school friends. As you hone drafts in the safety of your own adult writing workshop, you'll experience epiphanies that shed light on the big ideas that support writing instruction, and the little, tiny details that make the planning and conducting of a workshop go smoothly.

Inspirational and reflective, yet roll-up-your-sleeves workable, Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop also contains minilessons that directly apply what you learn in your own writing to your students' learning by modeling the writing process for them. Slim, practical, and complete with writing invitations for you and your students, Living and Teaching the Writing Workshop will help you link theory and practice, find commonalities between your professional and personal selves, and connect you to both your students and your curriculum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325007960
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
8 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Prefacexi
Introduction: The Reason to Writexiii
IWriting for Yourself
1The Big Picture3
2Building a Writing Identity9
3Mining for Ideas12
4Unearthing the One Idea18
5Digging Deeper20
6Drafting27
7Revising31
8Editing39
9Publishing42
10Reflection45
11Thoughts on Living the Life of a Writer47
IIWriting Groups
12Starting a Writing Group51
13Uncovering the Writers in the Group54
14Support56
15Declaring Ideas58
16Group Writing Practice60
17Envisioning Ideas62
18Giving and Receiving Feedback64
19Sharing67
20Final Thoughts on Writing Groups69
IIITeaching Writing
21Strategic Teaching Through Minilessons75
22Launching Notebooks83
23Mining for Ideas89
24Unearthing the One Idea92
25Digging Deeper95
26Drafting100
27Revising102
28Editing106
29Publishing109
30Reflection112
Appendix AMerging the Book's Three Sections117
Appendix BMy Completed Writing Project on the Family Reunion121
References125

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