Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Texts [NOOK Book]

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If you want to learn how to shoot a basketball, you begin by carefully observing someone who knows how to shoot a basketball. If you want to be a writer, you begin by carefully observing the work of accomplished writers. Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process, high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers, and how doing so elevates his students' writing abilities. Write Like This is built around...

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Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Texts

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Overview

If you want to learn how to shoot a basketball, you begin by carefully observing someone who knows how to shoot a basketball. If you want to be a writer, you begin by carefully observing the work of accomplished writers. Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process, high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers, and how doing so elevates his students' writing abilities. Write Like This is built around a central premise: if students are to grow as writers, they need to read good writing, they need to study good writing, and, most important, they need to emulate good writers.

In Write Like This, Kelly emphasizes real-world writing purposes, the kind of writing he wants his students to be doing twenty years from now. Each chapter focuses on a specific discourse: express and reflect, inform and explain, evaluate and judge, inquire and explore, analyze and interpret, and take a stand/propose a solution. In teaching these lessons, Kelly provides mentor texts (professional samples as well as models he has written in front of his students), student writing samples, and numerous assignments and strategies proven to elevate student writing.

By helping teachers bring effective modeling practices into their classrooms, Write Like This enables students to become better adolescent writers. More important, the practices found in this book will help our students develop the writing skills they will need to become adult writers in the real world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571109330
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 113,767
  • File size: 12 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    K

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    G

    Will someone just read Chapter 2 of Silver Scale's Prophecy and tell me what you think? PLEASE? It is at the book with the indian guy on the cover. ((Either the next or the one after the next))

    Tommy Girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Starbolt

    Hey jaysoar. Got to go back to my rp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    F.B

    Oh my goodness! Im the winner! Good job, everbody! Glimmer, your story was fantastical.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Bluejay

    Winners get announced next Thursday, so lots of people have chances to participate. By the way, you guys are all REALLY awesome authors, and I'm glad you've all decided to join.
    ~Bluejay

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Starrykit

    Yeah, yours was really good. Write more! I'm staeting a writers's circle at writers circle all res. Info at good res three.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Piper

    Hey guys I started a writing contest at 'writing that' first three results. Hope u can join!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Rippleshadow

    Im an artist. ~rippleshadow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Jaysoar

    Are you guys experience at drawing in any srt of way? ((I got the song 'You're Gonna Go Far, Kid' stuck in my head.))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2013

    Crystalfrost

    I'm artistic. And like to draw. One thing I like to draw is volcanos for some reason. Especially watercolor volcanos with steam coming out of them at sunset. Watercolor makes very good watet and sunsets.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Blossomlight

    That was the beginning if my story plz kep that in mind

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