The art of teaching writing


Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins
Publisher: Heinemann ; Toronto, Irwin
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 550
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The Art of Teaching Writing, New Edition, has major new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading/writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, nonfiction writing and home/school connections. Annotation. When Lucy Calkins wrote the first edition of The Art of Teaching Writing, the writing workshop was a fledgling idea, piloted by a few brave innovators. Now, as she brings us this new edition, the writing workshop is at the foundation of language arts education throughout the English-speaking world. This new edition, then, could easily have been a restatement, in grander, more confident tones, of the original classic. Instead, it is an almost entirely new book. Clearly, during the time in which Calkins' original ideas have spread like wildlife, her focus has not been on articulating and defending those ideas, but on developing and rethinking them. Respecting and responding to the questions that have arisen as thousands of teachers establish writing workshops in their classrooms, and drawing upon the latest knowledge in the field and her own intimate understanding of classroom life, Calkins has re-thought every line and every facet of her original text. In this new edition, Lucy has major new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading-writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, non-fiction writing and home/school connections.

The Art of Teaching Reading


Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780321080592
Category: Education
Page: 580
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Lucy Calkins has written a book with the goal of creating lifelong readers. The Art of Teaching Reading offers educators a multifaceted reading program supported by word study, guided reading, book talks, and other ongoing structures to produce impassioned readers. Through years of research, the author provides a myriad of ideas to help young readers discover their own joy of reading and love of books. This text focuses on the big picture of reading instruction and explores the goals of reading programs. It also provides information on comprehending and responding to text through synthesis, critique, writing, and other effective strategies for understanding. For teachers or future teachers or educators.

The Art of Teaching Writing

A Complete Resource File for 7 to 12 Year Olds
Author: Mark Hartley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415536868
Category: Education
Page: 310
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"It is amazing – the fruit of so much thought and hard work. But it is more than a book. It is a course." Professor Peter Mortimore, former Principal of The Institute of Education and current Guardian columnist The Art of Teaching Writing is an essential resource file that will support teachers in improving the quality of their children's written outcomes. Written by a hugely successful Primary Head and professional development trainer, this resource offers a pragmatic, proactive response to repeated concerns outlined by Ofsted regarding how to assist children to develop the proficiency and precision required to write high quality, extended texts. Furthermore, it shows, very clearly, how reluctant boys can achieve success as writers. The Art of Teaching Writing combines an accessible theoretical framework with a wide range of easy-to-use, high quality resource materials offering a wealth of practical support. These include over sixty 'model' pieces of original writing that can be used by teachers, as well as twenty-five quality examples of writing created by children that can also be used as classroom models. It also contains: 14 units of learning Guidance on teaching fiction, poetry and visual literacy units Guidance on 16 different writing styles including narratives, newspaper reports, letter writing, diary entries, biographical and descriptive writing Recommended high quality texts to create units of learning around QCA writing and reading assessment focuses Key Stage 2 SATs writing tasks 2000 to 2011 Glossary of terminology The resource also features a CD-ROM for use with interactive white boards. The CD includes electronic versions of photocopiable resources, model writing exemplars, the children's writing and 'word mat' resources which can be used as they are, or customised by the teacher. The Art of Teaching Writing is essential reading for all KS2 teachers, literacy subject leaders, trainee teachers, and local authority officers responsible for school improvement. Those working in the newly designated teaching schools will also find this resource of interest.

The Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Writing


Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins
Publisher: Firsthand Books
ISBN: 9780325005799
Category: Curriculum planning
Page: 90
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A curriculum for teaching primary writing, featuring seven units of study, each with strategies, lesson plans, and instructional tools, and including an overview of the primary writing workshop, advice on addressing specific writing issues, and resources on CD-ROM.

The New Art and Science of Teaching Writing

(Research-Based Instructional Strategies for Teaching and Assessing Writing Skills)
Author: Kathy Tuchman Glass,Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781945349362
Category: English language
Page: 248
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For educators to be effective teachers of writing, they must intentionally select and implement research-based instructional strategies. Using a clear and well-organized structure, the authors apply the strategies and techniques originally laid out in The New Art and Science of Teaching by Robert J. Marzano to the teaching of writing. The book explores more than 100 strategies for teaching writing across grade levels and subject areas. Use effective teaching methods to reach desired writing learning outcomes and student success: Understand which instructional strategies are best suited to teaching writing skills and gain specific examples of how to use these strategies. Learn how to utilize general strategies for teaching, alongside specific strategies, in order to enrich teaching, improve the learning environment of the classroom, and obtain desired student learning outcomes for writing. Measure and develop your ability to enhance writing skills in students with the book's instructional techniques. Examine sample rubrics for assessing student writing skills and download free reproducible checklists and formative writing assessment examples. Utilize the appendices as quick references to assist in designing your writing curriculum and planning lessons. Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Providing and Communicating Clear Learning Goals Chapter 2: Using Assessments Chapter 3: Conducting Direct Instruction Lessons Chapter 4: Conducting Practicing and Deepening Lessons Chapter 5: Conducting Knowledge Application Lessons Chapter 6: Using Strategies That Appear in All Types of Lessons Chapter 7: Using Engagement Strategies Chapter 8: Implementing Rules and Procedures and Building Relationships Chapter 9: Developing Expertise Conclusion Appendix A Appendix B References and Resources

The Art of Teaching Online

How to Start and How to Succeed as an Online Instructor
Author: Larry Cooperman
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081011202
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 68
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The Art of Teaching Online: How to Start and How to Succeed as an Online Instructor focuses on professionals who are not teachers, but who wish to enter the online education field as instructors in their disciplines. This book focuses mainly on how potential online instructors can create and maintain the human aspect of live, face-to-face education in an online course to successfully teach and instruct their students. Included are interviews with experienced online instructors who use their emotional intelligence skills and instruction skills (examples included) to teach their students successfully. Includes interviews with experienced instructors Features examples of effective instruction skills from online educators Focuses on professionals wishing to enter the online education field

Acts of Teaching

How to Teach Writing : a Text, a Reader, a Narrative
Author: Joyce Armstrong Carroll,Edward E. Wilson
Publisher: Teacher Ideas Press(NH)
ISBN: 9781591585176
Category: Education
Page: 501
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Presents guidance on writing, composing, crafting, and inquiry by having students grapple with words and experiences to make meaning, while also providing practical strategies for the writing process and assessment.

The Art of Teaching Music


Author: Estelle Ruth Jorgensen
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253219639
Category: Education
Page: 344
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A veteran teacher's practical approach to music education

Strategic Writing Mini-Lessons for All Students, Grades 4–8


Author: Janet C. Richards,Cynthia A. Lassonde
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452235015
Category: Education
Page: 251
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This full toolbox of creative mini-lessons helps your students build fundamental writing skills, and includes adaptations that reach all your learners through differentiated instruction.

Mentor Texts

Teaching Writing Through Children's Literature, K-6
Author: Lynne R. Dorfman,Rose Cappelli
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625311311
Category: Education
Page: 368
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It's been a decade since Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli wrote the first edition of Mentor Texts and helped teachers across the country make the most of high-quality children's literature in their writing instruction. In the second edition of this important book Lynne and Rose show teachers how to help students become confident, accomplished writers by using literature as their foundation. The second edition includes brand-new "Your Turn Lessons," built around the gradual release of responsibility model, offering suggestions for demonstrations and shared or guided writing. Reflection is emphasized as a necessary component to understanding why mentor authors chose certain strategies, literary devices, sentence structures, and words. Lynne and Rose offer new children's book titles in each chapter and in a carefully curated and annotated Treasure Chest. At the end of each chapter a "Think About It--Talk About It--Write About It" section invites reflection and conversation with colleagues. The book is organized around the characteristics of good writing--focus, content, organization, style, and conventions. Rose and Lynne write in a friendly and conversational style, employing numerous anecdotes to help teachers visualize the process, and offer strategies that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. This practical resource demonstrates the power of learning to read like writers.

The Art and Science of Teaching

A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction
Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605711
Category: Education
Page: 221
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The popular author of Classroom Instruction That Works discusses 10 questions that can help teachers sharpen their craft and do what really works for the particular students in their classroom.

The Digital Writing Workshop


Author: Troy Hicks
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325026749
Category: Education
Page: 166
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"We believe new technologies can advance both the teaching and learning of writing." -The National Commission on Writing in American Schools and Colleges, The Neglected 'R': The Need for a Writing Revolution, 2003. Years later and we're still waiting to see how it can really be done. The wait is over. "In clean, clear prose that unravels the labyrinth of new terms and applications, Troy guides us towards a writing workshop for this age. His steady, smart advice eases the transition between the elements of writing workshop we know matter to the tools that can take each to a new place, one comfortably familiar, but with a decidedly updated feel. And this man has his priorities straight. He focuses first on the writer, then on the writing, and lastly on the technology." -Penny Kittle Author of Write Beside Them Troy Hicks holds sight on good writing workshop instruction. Where others have talked about new technologies and how they change writing, Hicks shows you how to use new technologies to enhance the teaching of writing you already do. Chapters are organized around the familiar principles of the writing workshop: student choice, active revision, studying author's craft, publication beyond the classroom, and assessment of both product and process. In each chapter you'll learn how to expand and improve your teaching by smartly incorporating new technologies like wikis, blogs, and other forms of multimedia. Throughout, you'll find reference to resources readily available to you and your class online. He also includes a practical set of lessons for how to use wikis to explore a key concept in digital writing: copyright. New literacies are developing around us at what sometimes seems like the speed of light. It's hard to keep it all in focus. Let Troy Hicks guide you through the complexities of what it all means for your classroom so your students' writing can grow right in step with our changing times and technologies. Troy Hicks hosts a companion website where teachers are connecting, sharing ideas, and learning more about teaching digital writing in K-12 classrooms. Join the discussion at http://digitalwritingworkshop.wikispaces.com/

On the Art of Teaching


Author: Horace Mann,Mary Mann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781557091291
Category: Education
Page: 32
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In 1840 Mann wrote On the Art of Teaching. Its message has lived on as a timeless and inspiring appeal to teachers.

The Art of Teaching


Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190290889
Category: Education
Page: 176
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Becoming an effective teacher can be quite painful and exhausting, taking years of trial and error. In The Art of Teaching, writer and critic Jay Parini looks back over his own decades of trials, errors, and triumphs, in an intimate memoir that brims with humor, encouragement, and hard-won wisdom about the teacher's craft. Here is a godsend for instructors of all levels, offering valuable insight into the many challenges that educators face, from establishing a persona in the classroom, to fostering relationships with students, to balancing teaching load with academic writing and research. Insight abounds. Parini shows, for instance, that there is nothing natural about teaching. The classroom is a form of theater, and the teacher must play various roles. A good teacher may look natural, but that's the product of endless practice. The book also considers such topics as the manner of dress that teachers adopt (and what this says about them as teachers), the delicate question of politics in the classroom, the untapped value of emeritus professors, and the vital importance of a settled, disciplined life for a teacher and a writer. Parini grounds all of this in personal stories of his own career in the academy, tracing his path from unfocused student--a self-confessed "tough nut to crack"--to passionate writer, scholar, and teacher, one who frankly admits making many mistakes over the years. Every year, thousands of newly minted college teachers embark on their careers, most with scant training in their chosen profession. The Art of Teaching is a perfect book for these young educators as well as anyone who wants to learn more about this difficult but rewarding profession.

The Art and Craft of Teaching


Author: Margaret Morganroth Gullette
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674046801
Category: Education
Page: 130
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Good teaching does not come naturally or easily to anyone, even to those who seem to have a gift for it. This concise and lively guide developed from the faculty seminars of the Harvard-Danforth Center for Teaching and Learning contains hundreds of insights into the fine and difficult art of leading students to demand more of themselves, find new ways of solving problems, and awaken unsuspected talents. Filled with useful suggestions for improving teaching skills, The Art and Craft of Teaching offers solutions to problems that every instructor faces and suggests strategies that will enrich the classroom for both beginning and experienced teachers and their students.

One to One

The Art of Conferring with Young Writers
Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins,Amanda Hartman,Zoë White
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325007885
Category: Education
Page: 219
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Lucy Calkins knows one of the most powerful ways to support good writers: clear, purposeful writing conferences.

Preparing to Teach Writing

Research, Theory, and Practice
Author: James D. Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136180532
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 356
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Preparing to Teach Writing, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive survey of theories, research, and methods associated with teaching composition successfully at the middle, secondary, and college levels. Research and theory are examined with the aim of informing teaching. Practicing and prospective writing teachers need the information and strategies this text provides to be effective and well prepared for the many challenges they will face in the classroom. Features Current—combines discussions and references to foundational studies that helped define the field of rhetoric and composition, with updated research, theories, and applications Research based—thorough examination of relevant research in education, literacy, cognition, linguistics, and grammar Steadfast adherence to best practices based on how students learn and on how to provide the most effective writing instruction A Companion Website provides sample assignments and student papers that can be analyzed using the research and theory presented in the text.

A Quick Guide to Teaching Informational Writing, Grade 2


Author: Marika Páez Wiesen,Lucy Calkins
Publisher: Firsthand Books
ISBN: 9780325026909
Category: Education
Page: 90
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"Informational writing is the perfect genre for second graders because nobody is more curious about the workings of the world and is more eager to tell you a zillion facts about the topic at hand." --Marika Paez Wiesen Informational writing taps into second graders natural inclination to explore and excitedly share the new and strange discoveries that fill their worlds on a daily basis. Marika Paez Wiesen offers a framework that will help you harness this energy and implement an informational writing unit of study that thoughtfully addresses the wide range of learners typically found in a second grade classroom. Addressing the heightened emphasis on reading and writing informational texts in the Common Core State Standards and on state tests, this unit of study guides you through the entire writing process. After considering how to plan and prepare an informational writing unit that builds on young writers? passions, interests, and abilities, Marika describes how to get started choosing topics, planning a draft, and beginning to write chapters. Ensuing chapters explore ways to elaborate on and revise these chapters with an eye towards addressing conventions and using features common to nonfiction texts. The final chapter offers ideas on how best to celebrate this writing and extend this learning across the curriculum. A Quick Guide to Teaching Informational Writing, Grade 2 is part of the Workshop Help Desk series. About the Workshop Help Desk series The Workshop Help Desk series is designed for teachers who believe in workshop teaching and who have already rolled up their sleeves enough to have encountered the predictable challenges. If you've struggled to get around quickly enough to help all your students, if you've wondered how to tweak your teaching to make it more effective and lasting, if you've needed to adapt your teaching for English learners, if you've struggled to teach grammar or nonfiction writing or test prep...if you've faced these and other specific, pressing challenges, then this series is for you. Provided in a compact 5" x 7" format, the Workshop Help Desk series offers pocket-sized professional development. For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.

Mastering the Art of Teaching

A Principle-based Approach
Author: Jim Turner,1stworld Publishing
Publisher: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 9781421886206
Category: Education
Page: 218
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The Principles of Teaching represents what I have learned about the art of teaching over the course of my thirty year career. The principles I include in the book are meant to be both a practical guide and an inspiration to teachers who are just entering the profession. I also believe teachers at any stage of their career may find this book useful.

The Art of the College Essay


Author: Gabrielle Glancy
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0991214951
Category: Education
Page: 215
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“You can do this,” Glancy tells us. “I’ll show you how.” Face-to-face with a blank page and the pressure of writing the most important essay of their lives—the college essay—students often encounter what successful writing coach and college admissions expert Gabrielle Glancy refers to as that which shall not be named—writer’s block. "Everyone tells you what you should do—tell a story; start in the middle; show don’t tell—but no one tells you how to do it," Glancy explains. Using examples from essays that got students into the colleges of their choice, The Art of the College Essay shows what makes great essays great—and then tells you how to write one. Glancy provides a clear, highly readable, student-tested guide to writing college essays that are so powerful—so gripping, authentic, and real—that the Ad Com can only say yes. Helpful appendices list up-to-date college essay prompts, winning adjectives, grammar tips, trouble-shooting suggestions, and a step-by-step breakdown of the process.