Teaching Writing: A Workshop Approach

Teaching Writing: A Workshop Approach

by Adele Fiderer



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780590492027
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/1995
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range: 7 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Organizing a Writing Workshop7
The Meaning of a Workshop8
The Organization of a Workshop8
The Rituals and Routines that Support a Workshop9
The Look and Sound of a Writing Workshop9
Questions Teachers Ask About Organizing and Managing a Workshop14
Chapter 2Setting the Stage for Writing15
Personal Sharing16
Notebook Writing22
Notebook Explorations22
The Use of Picture Books as Models31
Questions Teachers Ask About Notebook Writing34
Chapter 3Getting Ready to Launch the Writing Workshop35
Meeting Writers' Needs36
Features of Introductory Workshops36
Questions Teachers Ask About Launching a Writing Workshop42
Chapter 4Putting It All Together: Teaching Writing43
Workshop 1Choosing a Topic44
Workshop 2Drafting45
Workshop 3Responding and Revising48
Workshop 4Improving Writing49
Workshop 5Polishing Writing50
Workshop 6Proofreading50
Editing for Mechanics and Conventions of Writing51
Computers and Writing58
Writing Across the Curriculum58
Summary Chart: Teaching about Writing in Six Introductory Workshops59
Questions Teachers Ask About Teaching Writing60
Chapter 5Mini-Lessons: Teaching about Good Writing61
Informal Writing Experiences That Teach62
Mini-Lessons on the Elements of Good Writing65
Meaning Mini-Lesson65
Clarity Mini-Lesson66
Development Mini-Lesson67
Organization Mini-Lesson67
Organization Mini-Lesson 268
Clear, Precise Language Mini-Lesson69
Clear, Precise Language Mini-Lesson 270
Clear, Precise Language Mini-Lesson 370
Clear, Precise Language Mini-Lesson 470
Clear, Precise Language Mini-Lesson 571
Clear, Precise Language Mini-Lesson 671
Conventions Mini-Lesson71
Sample Activity Sheets72
Questions Teachers Ask About Mini-Lessons76
Chapter 6Assessing and Evaluating Writing77
Cumulative Writing Folders78
Sample Checklists82
Anecdotal Records90
Students' Showcase Portfolios90
The Value of Evaluation and Assessment96
Questions Teachers Ask About Assessing and Evaluating Writing97
AppendixCharts and Checklists (Figures 18-31)98

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