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Writing: Teachers & Children at Work / Edition 1

Writing: Teachers & Children at Work / Edition 1

by Donald H. Graves
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Twenty years after Don Graves first guided you to new, more effective, and more professionally satisfying practices, Heinemann celebrates his continuing influence with a special 20th Anniversary Edition of Writing, the book that revolutionized literacy teaching.

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ISBN-13: 2900325005255
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 01/16/2003
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Donald H. Graves has been involved in writing research for two decades. His books Writing: Teachers & Children at Work (Heinemann, 1983) and A Fresh Look at Writing (Heinemann, 1994) are best-sellers throughout the English-speaking world and have revolutionized the way writing is taught in schools. Dr. Graves has been a teacher, school principal, and language supervisor, education director, and a director of language in bilingual, ESL, and special programs. He has also been a co-director of an undergraduate urban teacher preparation program and a professor of an early childhood program. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of New Hampshire and lives in Jackson, New Hampshire. Donald H. Graves 9.11.1930 - 9.28.2010 Heinemann is deeply saddened by the news that Donald Graves has passed away. We, and the entire field, have lost a giant and one of our greatest friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with his widow, Betty, their family, and the many friends he made in his long career. We are honored to have been Don's publishing partner for more than three decades and over more than a dozen books-to have watched his research and vision become not only a classroom reality but the core of our publishing philosophy. His influence is so vast that we will meet him again and again on the pages of every book and resource we publish. His spirit pervades each of our books-in the conviction that children want to write and read if given the chance; in the flourishing of the workshop model of instruction that he pioneered; and in his abiding faith in teachers' ability to make sound instructional decisions. Don touched so many teachers' lives with his smile, his unflagging encouragement, and his generosity of spirit. We hope you will take a brief moment to remember how he touched your life. Watch a recent interview with Don Remembering how Don touched your life The Donald Graves memorial fund Eight Children Teach Donald Graves Nine pencils break the surface of awareness, jutting into the air, slanted back like yellow, orange-tipped shark fins, entering chartless white, exploring hazy depths. Nine voices search a scent, suddenly lurch, lose the line, pause, pick it up again, and move from cloudy, roiling waters of new thought through warm currents of reception, straits of questioning, and tidal imbalances on to a clear, precise sea of meaning. -Tom Romano (Language Arts, 62,2 (Feb.) 1985: 142

Table of Contents

Start to Teach Writing

Learn the Twin Crafts of Writing and Teaching

Survive Day One

Help Children Choose Topics

Organize the Classroom for Writing

Write with the Children

Publish Writing in the Classroom

Surround the Children with Literature

Make the School Day Encourage Writing

Answers to the Toughest Question Teachers Ask About Writing

Make the Writing Conference Work

Help Children Speak First

Ask Questions That Teach Us

Work with Children at Different Draft Stages

Answers to the Toughest Questions Teachers Ask About Conferences

Help Children Learn the Skills They Need

How to Revise for Meaning

How to Listen for Voice

How to Keep Handwriting in Perspective

How to Spell to Communicate

How to Help Children Catch Up

How to Help Children with Special Problems of Potential

Understand How Children Develop as Writers

See the Writing Process Develop

See Writers Develop

Make Development Clear

Keep Development in Perspective

Accept the Extremes of Change

Adjust to the Changing Writer

Document Children's Writing Development

Observe How Your Children Develop as Writers

Record Each Child's Development

Share the Children's Development with Administrators and Parents

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