Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing / Edition 1

Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0325010978
ISBN-13:
9780325010977
Pub. Date:
05/09/2008
Publisher:
Heinemann
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Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing / Edition 1

What makes the single biggest difference to student writers? When the invisible machinery of your writing processes is made visible to them. Write Beside Them shows you how to do it. It’s the comprehensive book and DVD that English/language arts teachers need to ensure that teens improve their writing.

Across genres, Penny Kittle presents a flexible framework for instruction, the theory and experience to back it up, and detailed teaching information to help you implement it right away. Each section of Write Beside Them describes a specific element of Kittle’s workshop:

  • Daily writing practice: writer’s notebooks and quick writes
  • Instructional frameworks: minilessons, organization, conferring, and sharing drafts
  • Genre work: narrative, persuasion, and writing in multiple genres
  • Skills work: grammar, punctuation, and style
  • Assessment: evaluation, feedback, portfolios, and grading.

All along the way, Kittle demonstrates minilessons that respond to students’ immediate needs, and her Student Focus sections profile and spotlight how individual writers grew and changed over the course of her workshop. In addition, Write Beside Them provides a study guide, reproducibles, writing samples from Penny and her students, suggestions for nurturing your own writing life, and a helpful FAQ. Best of all, the accompanying DVD takes you right inside Penny’s classroom. Its video clips explicitly model how to make the process of writing accessible to all kids.

Penny Kittle’s active coaching and can-do attitude alone will energize your teaching and inspire you to write with your students. But her strategies, expert advice, and compelling in-class video footage will help you turn inspiration into great teaching. Read Write Beside Them and discover that the most important influence for all young writers is their teacher.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325010977
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 05/09/2008
Edition description: Grades 9-12
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,214,374
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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