Strategic Writing Mini-Lessons for All Students, Grades 4-8

Strategic Writing Mini-Lessons for All Students, Grades 4-8

by Janet Richards
     
 

ISBN-10: 1452235015

ISBN-13: 9781452235011

Pub. Date: 11/06/2012

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Power up writing instruction with short, differentiated lessons!

The hard reality? By the time they reach middle school, many of our students still lack basic writing skills, and this is their last opportunity to get up to speed before they reach high school. This toolbox of 23 mini-lessons will help you intervene and develop confident, competent writers. You'll

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Overview

Power up writing instruction with short, differentiated lessons!

The hard reality? By the time they reach middle school, many of our students still lack basic writing skills, and this is their last opportunity to get up to speed before they reach high school. This toolbox of 23 mini-lessons will help you intervene and develop confident, competent writers. You'll find:

  • Proven lessons that develop four essential writing strategies: inventing, drafting, revising, and editing
  • Adaptations for struggling writers, English Language Learners, and advanced writers, with visual tools
  • A schematic linking lessons to Common Core grade-level goals

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452235011
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Pages:
251
Sales rank:
977,345
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jane Hansen
Introduction: Meeting Your Students’ Needs With Specific Writing Strategies by Janet C. Richards, Cynthia A. Lassonde
Section I. Strategic Inventing: Contemplating Ideas
1. Color-Coding Sources by Cynthia A. Lassonde
2. Developing Students’ Awareness of Their Strengths as Writers with an I-Can! Chart by Joanne Durham
3. Using a Blueprint Graphic Organizer to Build a Story by Jennifer A. Fontenot
4. Using Genre Charts to Guide Planning and Writing by Gabe Horn, Susan D. Martin
5. Reciprocal Text Structure Mapping for Expository Writing by Joyce C. Fine
6. Thanks for the Memories! Using a Sensory-Details Chart to Prepare to Write by Sandra Gandy, Mariah Kraus
7. Organizing an Expository Essay: Using Big Idea Checklists to Support Writers by Allison Stone, Joyce C. Fine
Section II. Strategic Drafting: Putting Ideas on Paper
8. Quilting Together an Expository Paper in Four Steps by Cynthia A. Lassonde
9. Team Writing to Foster Students’ Motivation to Write: Moving From Group Work to Independence by Janet C. Richards
10. Use Your Words: Learning to Paraphrase by Janet C. Richards
11. Creating Rounded Characters through Cartoon Connections by Krishna Seunarinesingh
12. Applying the Structure Strategy to Write Persuasive Texts by Bonnie J. F. Meyer, Jennifer Ireland, Melissa Ray
13. Buddies Build It Stronger: A Sentence-Combining Strategy by Todd Sundeen
Section III. Strategic Revising: Attending to Organization and Cohesiveness
14. Deconstruct Then Reconstruct a First Draft by Cynthia A. Lassonde
15. Portal Writing: A Strategy to Help Writers Rethink Their Writing by S. Rebecca Leigh
16. Conferring with an Avatar by Chase Young, Lynda Swanner
17. Writing Aloud: A Sound-Savvy Approach to Writing by Sandra K. Athans
18. A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Revising With Photographs by Noreen S. Moore
Section IV. Strategic Editing: The Finishing Touch
19. Revising and Editing Through Primary Sources by Nancy Williams, Kathleen Muir
20. Code Switching, an Editing Strategy by Rebecca Wheeler
21. The Imagine, Describe, Resolve, and Confrim (IDRC) Strategy by Lindsay Sheronick Yearta, Katie Stover, Lynne Newton, Karen Wood
22. Probable Passages: Using Story Structure to Write and Revise a Predictive Passage by Katie Stover, Jean Vintinner, Crystal Glover, Karen Wood
References
Index
About the Authors
About the Contributors

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