The Struggling Writer: Strategies to Help Kids Focus, Build Stamina, and Develop Writing Confidence

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Struggling writers need personalized, focused, and assessment-informed instruction and, to this end, Angelillo shows teachers how to provide their students with three levels of support: 1) self-monitoring strategies that enable students to start writing, build writing stamina, manage their time, and stay focused on a topic; 2) classroom community resources which create a safe, supportive environment in which to write; and 3) best practices drawn from writer’s workshop including student choice in writing topics, ...

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Overview

Struggling writers need personalized, focused, and assessment-informed instruction and, to this end, Angelillo shows teachers how to provide their students with three levels of support: 1) self-monitoring strategies that enable students to start writing, build writing stamina, manage their time, and stay focused on a topic; 2) classroom community resources which create a safe, supportive environment in which to write; and 3) best practices drawn from writer’s workshop including student choice in writing topics, discovering one’s voice as a writer, and time out to conference, reflect, and assess. For use with Grades 3–6.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545058964
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 696,392
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Angelillo is a literacy consultant who works with elementary and middle-school teachers in urban and suburban schools across the United States and Canada. A classroom educator for many years, Janet is the author of Fresh Approach to Teaching Punctuation, Making Revision Matter, and Grammar Study: Helping Students Get What Grammar Is and How It Works.

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