Study Driven: A Framework for Planning Units of Study in the Writing Workshop / Edition 1
  • Study Driven: A Framework for Planning Units of Study in the Writing Workshop / Edition 1
  • Study Driven: A Framework for Planning Units of Study in the Writing Workshop / Edition 1

Study Driven: A Framework for Planning Units of Study in the Writing Workshop / Edition 1

by Katie Wood Ray
     
 

No matter what grade you teach, what state your school is in, and what level of diversity is present in your classroom, students have the right to be shown real-world examples of the kinds of writing they're asked to produce. For Katie Wood Ray, this foundational idea is also the beginning of an important way of approaching rigorous writing instruction.

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No matter what grade you teach, what state your school is in, and what level of diversity is present in your classroom, students have the right to be shown real-world examples of the kinds of writing they're asked to produce. For Katie Wood Ray, this foundational idea is also the beginning of an important way of approaching rigorous writing instruction.

In Study Driven Ray shows you that encouraging students to read closely can improve the effectiveness of your writing instruction. Detailing her own method for utilizing the popular mentor-texts approach, Ray helps you immerse children in a close study of published texts that supports their learning, leads them to a better understanding of the traits of good writing, and motivates them to become more accomplished writers.

Ray shows you how to set up your writing workshop to facilitate close study. From grounded understandings to informed practice to supportive resources, she demonstrates:

  • how to find a rich variety of texts that give students a clear vision of the writing you want them to do
  • how to strategically select texts to support whole-class learning as well as individual choice
  • how your teaching language gives structure to curriculum development and student learning
  • how good planning turns curricular standards and objectives into sensible units of study
  • why depth can be a more practical and effective curricular goal than breadth in writing instruction

Study Driven also gives you the ideas and resources for thirty units of study, ranging from genres to punctuation and appropriate across grade levels.

Get students into the habit of studying what they read to help them plan their writing. Give them examples of real-world texts as well as the structure, the space, the time, and the guidance to change and grow as writers. Give yourself Study Driven and find out how.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325007502
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
06/19/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
261,475
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
5 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Section 1Grounded Understandings1
1Two Snapshots of Studies in Action3
2Making a Case for Study22
3Before Revision, Vision: What Have You Read That Is Like What You're Trying to Write?35
4Understanding the Difference Between Mode and Genre53
5The World Is Full of Writing: Finding Texts for Teaching64
6Deciding What to Study from a World of Possibilities78
7Selecting Texts to Anchor Close Study95
Section 2Informed Practice107
8Setting the Stage109
9Reading Immersion and Close Study124
10Turning Talk into Text: The Language of Specific Curriculum140
11Writing Under the Influence in All Phases of Study151
12The Predictable Rhythm of Process Studies in Writing Workshop164
13The Tension of Time, the Promise of Depth179
Section 3Resource Sections187
Introduction189
Study Possibilities
Memoir192
Short Stories of Realistic Fiction196
Historical Fiction199
True Stories from History: Historical Narrative201
Crafting Family Stories into Literature203
Poetry205
Journeys of Thought: The Essay209
Features Articles and Literary Nonfiction215
Practical How-to Writing220
Informative How-to Writing222
Advice Writing224
Feature Articles Based on Interviews227
Exploring Possibilities: List Articles230
Biographical Sketches and Profiles232
Editorials, Commentary, and All Things Op-ed235
ABC Texts238
Reviews239
News Reporting243
Photo Essay245
Slice-of-Life Writing247
Topical Writing251
Survey of Different Kinds of Writing in the World253
Multigenre Writing254
How Writers Use Punctuation as a Crafting Tool255
How Illustrations and Graphics Enhance Meaning257
How Writers Make Paragraphing Decisions258
How Writers Craft Texts in Interesting Ways260
How to Craft Using Obvious Text Structures262
The Work of Author's Notes in Texts265
How Writers Decide on Titles267
Appendix A269
Works Cited271
Index279

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