A Quick Guide to Making Your Teaching Stick (Grades K-5)

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Overview


Recognizing that there is a vast difference between children getting it and children holding on to what they have learned, Shanna lays out the universal principles of "stickiness" and describes how they can be used to tweak your teaching for a more lasting impact on young writers.
A Quick Guide to Making Your Teaching Stick is part of the Workshop Help Desk series.
About the Workshop Help Desk series
The Workshop Help Desk series is designed for teachers who believe in workshop teaching and who have already rolled up their sleeves enough to have encountered the predictable challenges. If you've struggled to get around quickly enough to help all your writers, if you've wondered how to tweak your teaching to make it more effective and lasting, if you've needed to adapt your teaching for English learners, if you've struggled to teach grammar or nonfiction writing or test prep...if you've faced these and other specific, pressing challenges, then this series is for you. Provided in a compact 5" x 7" format, the Workshop Help Desk series offers pocket-sized professional development.

For a comprehensive overview of theUnits of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, curricular calendars, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325025964
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 9/24/2008
  • Series: Workshop Help Desk Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 486,333
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucy Calkins is the author of the popular firsthand classroom materials Units of Study for Teaching Writing series and the Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5 series. Most recently, Lucy has published a common core workshop curriculum, Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grades K - 5. In addition, Lucy is the author or coauthor of numerous foundational professional texts with Heinemann, including Pathways to the Common Core;The Art of Teaching Writing; and One to One. She is also the author of The Art of Teaching Reading. She is the Founding Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University's Teachers College. For more than twenty-five years, the Project has been both a think tank - developing state of the art teaching methods - and a provider of professional development. In these capacities, the Project has supported hundreds of thousands of educators. As the leader of this world renowned organization, Lucy works closely with policy-makers, superintendents, district leaders and school principals to instigate and sustain school-wide and system-wide educational reforms. But above all, Lucy works closely with teachers and with their classrooms full of wise and wonderful children. Lucy is also the Richard Robinson Professor of Children's Literature at Teachers College, where she leads the Literacy Specialist program. Lucy and her husband John are the parents of two sons, Miles and Evan.

Shanna Schwartz is the K - 2 Lead Senior Staff Developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. In this role, she provides leadership throughout the TCRWP organization: developing curriculum, piloting performance assessments, mentoring junior staff, leading work at mentor schools, teaching advanced sections at institutes, and supporting study groups for principals, assistant principals, and literacy coaches. Shanna is coauthor of A Quick Guide to Making Your Teaching Stick (Heinemann 2008).

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1 The Stickiness Principles 1

2 Principle 1: Children Learn What They Are Ready to Learn 15

3 Principle 2: Children Learn When They Are Engaged 33

4 Principle 3: Children Benefit from Physical Representations of Their Learning 53

5 Principle 4: Children Learn Through - and Love - Repetition 74

Works Cited 88

Books Recommended by This Author 89

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