Lasting Impressions: Weaving Literature Into the Writing Workshop / Edition 1

Lasting Impressions: Weaving Literature Into the Writing Workshop / Edition 1

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Lasting Impressions: Weaving Literature Into the Writing Workshop / Edition 1

In this practical book filled with the stories of real children, Shelley Harwayne invites readers to explore the diverse roles literature plays in any writing workshop. The author re-examines the familiar workshop structures of mini-lessons, conferences, author-studies, and reader response groups and adds several new and surprising ways to weave literature into students' writing lives. These include using literature to:

  • build classroom community
  • understand students' literary histories
  • facilitate keeping a writer's notebook
  • discover important writing topics
  • put listening at the core of students' writing processes
  • inspire lifelong investigations of good writing.
The text follows the chronology of a school year and is studded with literature excerpts, student writing samples, record-keeping devices, case studies, and vignettes of classroom life.

In Lasting Impressions, Shelley Harwayne draws upon her travels, her speeches, and her family life, but mainly on her passion for putting fine literature into the hands and hearts of young children. It will be a valuable resource for all elementary and middle school teachers, especially those who wonder if the literature that lines their classroom walls is making a lasting impression on their students' lives and their writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780435087326
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 12/07/1992
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 5 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Early On-Becoming Passionate About Literature

The Camaraderie of Language and Literature

More Than Backpacks and Lunchboxes: Exploring Children's Literary Histories

Literature as a Seedbed for Growing Your Own Plants

Inviting Students in on the Search

Listening Is at the Core

The Special Connection Between Literature and the Writer's Notebook

A Later Look-Becoming Passionate About Literary Technique

Closer Study

When Mentors Really Matter

Book Talk That Makes a Difference

One Child's Efforts: The Story of Amaury

Conferring and Literature: The Record Keeping and Routines That Support Our Efforts

Expanding the Notion of Mini-Lessons

A Look Ahead-Making It All Possible

You've Got to Have a Dream

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