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Paving the Way in Reading and Writing: Strategies and Activities to Support Struggling Students in Grades 6-12 / Edition 1

Paving the Way in Reading and Writing: Strategies and Activities to Support Struggling Students in Grades 6-12 / Edition 1

by Larry G. Lewin, Christie Hakim


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ISBN-13: 9780787964146
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/07/2003
Series: Jossey-Bass Education Series
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 7.07(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Larry Lewin, a former teacher, is author of numerous bookson teaching practice and consults nationally to school districts onprofessional development topics.

Table of Contents


Teacher Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

ONE: Building the Twin Pillars of Literacy.

Improving Reading and Writing in Every Classroom.

Integrating Process and Visualization Approaches.

A Four-Part Instructional Framework.

Conclusion: Removing the Obstacles.

TWO: Developing the Reader's Confidence: Prepare and FirstDare.

A Structured Approach to Support Strategic Reading.

Schema Theory of Reading Comprehension.

Easily Implemented Classroom Activities.

Conclusion: It Takes a Village.

THREE: Moving to Richer Comprehension: Repair and Share.

Repairing Initial Understandings.

Easily Implemented Classroom Activities.

Sharing Understanding and Interpretation.

Conclusion: The Right of Return.

FOUR: Working with Literary Texts.

Prepare and First Dare Exercises.

Repairing Literary Understanding.

Sharing Understanding and Interpretation.

A Sample Lesson.

Conclusion: Setting Students Up for Success.

FIVE: Writing for Content Learning.

Instructional Framework.

Planning Assignments.

Basic Writing Activities: Talking Back with Memos.

Preparing Short Critiques: The Postcard.

Expository Exercises: The News Article.

The Informative Narrative.

Repaired Editing Activities: The Sentence Opening Sheet.

Conclusion: Making the Case for Writing.

SIX: Developing Advanced Writing Skills.

Synthesizing Content: Study Guide Activities.

Persuasive Writing: Letter Activities.

Expressing Ideas and Opinions: A Sample Lesson.

Other Traditional Writing Assignments.

Final Thoughts on Writing for the Share Stage.

Conclusion: Sharing Content Understanding.

SEVEN: Supporting the Task of Writing.

Managing Writing in the Classroom.

Making Use of Technical Tools.

Building Spelling and Grammar Skills.

Teaching Research Tactics.

Conclusion: Smoothing the Road.

Epilogue: The Work Ahead.

Appendix: Web-Based Instructional Resources.



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