50 Ways to Develop Strategic Writers / Edition 1

50 Ways to Develop Strategic Writers / Edition 1

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50 Ways to Develop Strategic Writers / Edition 1

With contributions from master teachers under the guidance of Gail Tompkins, Director of the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project, this book provides clear, step-by-step descriptions of 50 effective, proven strategies for helping learners in Grades 4 - 12 become competent strategic writers. Instructions for each strategy are carefully constructed to enable novice teachers to easily and quickly recreate the lessons and adapt them for many grade and ability levels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131197909
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Series: Teaching Strategies Series
Edition description: Grades 4-12
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Unlocking the Mysteries of Writing

1. Assessment Rubrics: Evaluating in Small Groups

2. Choice: Creating a Positive Attitude About Writing

3. Classifying Errors: Helping Students Recognize Their Error Patterns

4. Collaborative Research: Writing from a KWL Chart

5. Color Coding: Using Color as a Revision Tool

6. Conferences: Encouraging Students to Talk About Their Writing

7. Content Analogies: Connecting the Complex with the Familiar

8. Counting Words: Developing Fluency

9. Creative Models: Writing Haiku Poetry

10. Daily Response Journals: Developing Writing Fluency

11. Double Entry Journals: Promoting Descriptive Writing

12. Editing Stations: Fine-Tuning Writing

13. Essay Models: Writing the "Bad Essay" to Understand What is Good

14. Essential Questions: Creating Focused Writers

15. Explicit Instruction: Teaching Grammar During Editing

16. Found Poems: Writing from Personal Journals

17. Gallery Walk of Questions: Asking Questions to Think Critically

18. Graphic Analysis Essays: Using Collaborative Questioning

19. Idea Logs: Recording Thoughts

20. Developing Sensory Awareness for Observation Writing

21. Interactive Writing: Teaching Skills in Context

22. Interactive Writing: Teaching the Power of Dialogue

23. Key Words: Writing Summary Sentences

24. Listening Guides: Developing Audience Awareness

25. Metacognitive Assessment: Reflecting on Writing

26. Organizing Ideas: Using Inspiration in Prewriting

27. Persona Profiles: Finding a Point of View

28. Personal Journals: Writing a Collections of Vignettes

29. Poetry Models: Learning Literacy Devices

30. Process Posters: Making the Writing Process Visible

31. Prompt Creation: Crafting Practice Assessments

32. Proofreading: Using Direct Instruction to Teach Editing

33. Published Models: Using Periodicals in the Writing Process

34. Reflection: Looking Back on Writing

35. Revision: Clarifying Purpose and Audience

36. Revision Charts: Analyzing for Essay Organization

37. Rubrics: Encouraging Metacognitive Thinking

38. Self-Evaluation: Developing Metacognitive Writers

39. Sentence Banks: Modeling Sentence Variety

40. Sentence Combining: Promoting Stylistic Maturity

41. Sentence Expanding: Teaching Grammar During Editing

42. Showing Writing: Teaching the Art of Description

43. Snapshots: Teaching Descriptive Writing

44. Student Models: Scaffolding the Writing Process

45. Summaries: Taking Writing from Notes to Summary

46. Summary Grids: Writing for Academic Purposes

47. Text Models: Mimicking the Media

48. Text to Scripts: Creating Dramatic Dialogue

49. Tone Study: Revealing the Writer’s Attitude

50. Writing Workshop: Implementing the Writing Process

Conclusion: Lessons Learned

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