Writing Strategies for All Primary Students: Scaffolding Independent Writing with Differentiated Mini-Lessons, Grades K-3 / Edition 1

Writing Strategies for All Primary Students: Scaffolding Independent Writing with Differentiated Mini-Lessons, Grades K-3 / Edition 1

by Janet C. Richards, Cynthia A. Lassonde
     
 

Writing Strategies for All Primary Students contains an array of classroom-tested strategies that you can use to help students develop the skills they need to become successful and confident writers. Each strategy follows the SCAMPER (Screen and assess, Confer, Assemble materials, Model, Practice, Execute, Reflect) model devised by childhood education

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Writing Strategies for All Primary Students contains an array of classroom-tested strategies that you can use to help students develop the skills they need to become successful and confident writers. Each strategy follows the SCAMPER (Screen and assess, Confer, Assemble materials, Model, Practice, Execute, Reflect) model devised by childhood education experts Janet C. Richards and Cynthia Lassonde. The mini-lessons from expert contributors found throughout the book can be used with all students including emerging writers, writers who struggle, English language learners, and advanced writers. As comprehensive as it is practical, Writing Strategies for All Primary Students offers

  • A guide for learning how to screen and access students' writing skills
  • Proven writing strategies, including making associations, planning, visualizing, accessing cues, using mnemonics, and more
  • Advice for assisting students in revising, checking, and monitoring their writing assignments
  • A model for incorporating writing strategy instruction and mini-lessons into any writing program

Written in a user-friendly style, Writing Strategies for All Primary Students shows you how to scaffold the writing strategies that students need to take control of and self-regulate their writing.

"This book fills a gaping niche in the available literature about teaching writing to young authors, and it does so with insight and panache. This very fine volume, written by some of the top thinkers in the field, comprehensively helps us understand how to engage young writers, how to assist them through the process of invention, and how to help them draft and shape their writing."
Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Ph.D., professor of English Education, director of the Boise State Writing Project

"This is a must-read book that contains a trove of excellent instructional ideas that answers questions teachers have about how to teach K-3 children to write well. Through actual lessons the authors provide strategies for assessment, planning, teaching, and reflecting about writing instruction that supports the differentiated needs of young writers."
Diane Lapp, Ed.D., Distinguished Professor of Education, San Diego State University

Includes classroom-tested strategies for:

  • emerging writers
  • writers who struggle
  • English language learners, and
  • advanced writers

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470610718
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
894,918
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Janet C. Richards, Ph.D., is a professor at the Universityof South Florida in the Childhood Education and Literacy StudiesDepartment, where she specializes in literacy. She is theeditor-in-chief of the Journal of Reading Education as wellas a literacy scholar for the International Reading Association(IRA).

Cynthia Lassonde, Ph.D., is associate professor,Elementary Education and Reading, at the State University of NewYork (SUNY) in Oneonta. Cynthia has co-authored several books,including Teacher Collaboration for ProfessionalLearning.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Susan B. Neuman ix

Introduction 1

Section I Developing Understandings About Writing StrategyMini-lessons

CHAPTER 1 Teaching Writing Strategies in the Classroom 9
Steve Graham

CHAPTER 2 Incorporating the SCAMPERWriting Strategy Mini-LessonModel into Your Writing Program 21
Cindy Lassonde and Janet Richards

CHAPTER 3 Architecture of a Mini-Lesson 33
Anne Marie Juola-Rushton

CHAPTER 4 The Role of Teachers’ Evaluations 45
Jane Hansen

CHAPTER 5 Writing Strategy Instruction for StrugglingWriters55
Rochelle Matthews-Somerville and Eva Garin

Section II Inventing Strategies

CHAPTER 6 Noun Charts 75
Cynthia B. Leung

CHAPTER 7 Growing a Poem with Interview Buddies 83
Cindy Lassonde

CHAPTER 8 Let's Tell a Story 91
Janet Richards

CHAPTER 9 Writing Rockets andOther Graphic Organizers 99
Todd Sundeen

CHAPTER 10 Interest Charts 107
Susan Davis Lenski and Frances Ramos Verbruggen

Section III Drafting Strategies

CHAPTER 11 Reread So You Know What to Write Next 117
Deborah G. Litt

CHAPTER 12 Where Have I Seen ThatWord Before? 123
Ilene Christian

CHAPTER 13 Storyteller Blocks 131
Joyce C. Fine

CHAPTER 14 Adding Information 141
Jane Hansen

CHAPTER 15 To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme? 153
Cindy Lassonde

CHAPTER 16 Think, Draw, Write, and Share (TDWS) 161
Cynthia B. Leung

Section IV Polishing Strategies

CHAPTER 17 Act ItOut to Discover the Details 173
Joanne Durham

CHAPTER 18 Personal Editing Checklists 181
Janet Richards

CHAPTER 19 Adding Dialogue to Fiction and Nonfiction 189
Lori Czop Assaf

CHAPTER 20 Following Conventions for Writing Dialogue 199
Deborah Guidry and Neva Ann Medcalf

CHAPTER 21 Color-Coding Editing 209
Janet Richards

CHAPTER 22 Turning Up the Volume of Voice in Poetry 215
Cindy Lassonde

CHAPTER 23 STEP into the Shoes of a Reader 223
Noreen S. Moore

Section V Comprehensive Strategies

CHAPTER 24 Making Pictures 237
Gail Verdi and Susan Polirstok

CHAPTER 25 Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Composing for NonfictionWriting 249
Janet Richards

CHAPTER 26 Mentoring Authors' Voices Through Readers' Theater257
Timothy V. Rasinski and Chase J. Young

CHAPTER 27 Think Back, Look Forward 267
Tracy L. Coskie and M. Michelle Hornof

About the Authors 279

About the Contributors 281

Acknowledgments 287

Subject Index 289

Name Index 303

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