In order for students to write effective informational texts, they need to read good informational texts! In this practical book, you’ll find out how to use high-quality books and articles to make writing instruction more meaningful, authentic, and successful. The author demonstrates how you can help students analyze the qualities of effective informational texts and then help students think of those qualities as tools to improve their own writing. The book is filled with examples and templates you can bring back to the classroom immediately.
- Offers clear suggestions for meeting the Common Core informational writing standards
- Covers all aspects of informational writing, including introducing and developing a topic; grouping related information together; adding features that aid comprehension; linking ideas; and using precise language and domain-specific vocabulary
- Includes a variety of assessment strategies and rubrics
- Provides classroom snapshots to show the writing tools in action
- Comes with a variety of templates and tools that can be photocopied or downloaded and printed from our website, www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138832060
Bonus! The book includes an annotated bibliographya comprehensive list of recommended informational texts, with suggestions for how to use them.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Sean Ruday is an assistant professor of English Education at Longwood University and a former classroom teacher. He frequently writes and presents on innovative ways to improve students' literacy learning.
Table of Contents
Section One: Informational Writing Strategies Aligned with the Common Core Standards for Grades 3-5
Chapter 1 Introducing a Topic. Chapter 2 Grouping Related Information Together. Chapter 3 Adding Features that Aid Comprehension. Chapter 4 Developing a Topic. Chapter 5 Linking Ideas . Chapter 6 Using Precise Language and Domain-Specific Vocabulary
Section Two: Putting It Together
Chapter 7 Crafting a Concluding Section. Chapter 8 Assessment Strategies. Chapter 9 Final Thoughts and Tips for Classroom Practice
Section Three: Resources