Writer's notebooks allow students of all ages to brainstorm ideas, test strategies for crafting writing, and develop tools for drafting and revision. In this two-part series, Aimee Buckner—a fourth-grade teacher and author of Notebook Know-How (Stenhouse, 2005)—takes viewers into her classroom as students use their writer's notebooks across the curriculum to hone skills and play with language.
The series features numerous mini-lessons that help students develop strategies for using their notebooks, including:"Lifting a Line" to mine previous entries;"Highlighting and Word Hunting: to document thinking;"List and Star" to create writing topics;"Daily Pages" to promote fluency;"Questioning the World" to respond to reading;"Anchor Charts" to foster a sense of audience; "Point of View" to cultivate voice;"Reread and Reflect" to encourage self-assessment.
The program also features a comprehensive look at using the notebooks in persuasive writing genre study, demonstrating how notebooks can be at the center of reading, writing, thinking, and talking about multiple perspectives.
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.70(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 13 Years|
About the Author
Aimee Buckner has been in education for more than twenty years. She thrives on the idea that teaching is about helping students develop intellectually, physically, and emotionally. The writer's notebook helps her carve out a place in the curriculum to allow students to truly be themselves and find their own voice. Aimee continues to consult both nationally and internationally as well as speak at state and national conventions. Aimee is a contributor to Choice Literacy and is the author of two other books with Stenhouse Publishers: Notebook Know-How: Strategies for the Writer's Notebook and Notebook Connections: Strategies for the Reader's Notebook.