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 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.

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

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.

The Art Of Writing Drama


Author: Michelene Wandor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408141329
Category: Reference
Page: 208
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The Art of Writing Drama is an indispensable textbook for wherever writing for the stage is taught, but also serves as a foundational book for any student taking courses in performance media - radio, television and film. Coupling theory with practice, the book opens with a survey of the current methodologies of teaching playwriting and of textual analysis. The theories of Bakhtin, Foucault and Derrida are examined as are the agendas of play reviewers from the national press. In the second section of the book, a wealth of guidance with practical exercises on the skills of writing for the stage is provided. Throughout the text, Wandor draws on her extensive experience as both playwright and teacher of creative writing to provide a guide that is both a scholarly and an immensely practical guide to writing for the theatre.

Writing for Readers

Teaching Skills and Strategies
Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins,Natalie Louis
Publisher: Firsthand Books
ISBN: 9780325005300
Category: Education
Page: 117
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A Principal's Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing

Helping Teaches With Units of Study
Author: Lucy Calkins,Laurie Pessah
Publisher: Firsthand
ISBN: 9780325022512
Category: Education
Page: 224
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"A Principal's Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing will keep you company during the hard work of leading school reform in teaching writing. It will bring you inside a community of practice comprised of scores of principals who have also thought, 'How can I provide my teachers with the support they deserve in teaching writing?' This book will allow you to stand on the shoulders of others who have tackled the challenge of supporting whole school reform in writing." -- Lucy Calkins & Laurie Pessah Schoolwide reform in writing involves all members of the school community. This resource is for the leader in that reform effort. Organized around the school calendar, A Principal's Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing will help you work strategically throughout the school year researching, imagining, problem solving, building infrastructure, and developing leaders. The accompanying DVD welcomes you into a community of practice where you can learn from other principals who have engaged in the beautiful, difficult, exhilarating work of supporting schoolwide reform in the teaching of writing. This Principal's Guide is a companion to theUnits of Study for Teaching Writing series.For a comprehensive overview of the Units of Study for Teaching Writing series, including sample minilessons, sample videos, curricular calendars, overview presentations, frequently asked questions, and information on the companion principal's guide and the Workshop Help Desk series visit unitsofstudy.com.

The Art of Teaching Science

Inquiry and Innovation in Middle School and High School
Author: Jack Hassard,Michael Dias
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135890005
Category: Education
Page: 576
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The Art of Teaching Science emphasizes a humanistic, experiential, and constructivist approach to teaching and learning, and integrates a wide variety of pedagogical tools. Becoming a science teacher is a creative process, and this innovative textbook encourages students to construct ideas about science teaching through their interactions with peers, mentors, and instructors, and through hands-on, minds-on activities designed to foster a collaborative, thoughtful learning environment. This second edition retains key features such as inquiry-based activities and case studies throughout, while simultaneously adding new material on the impact of standardized testing on inquiry-based science, and explicit links to science teaching standards. Also included are expanded resources like a comprehensive website, a streamlined format and updated content, making the experiential tools in the book even more useful for both pre- and in-service science teachers. Special Features: Each chapter is organized into two sections: one that focuses on content and theme; and one that contains a variety of strategies for extending chapter concepts outside the classroom Case studies open each chapter to highlight real-world scenarios and to connect theory to teaching practice Contains 33 Inquiry Activities that provide opportunities to explore the dimensions of science teaching and increase professional expertise Problems and Extensions, On the Web Resources and Readings guide students to further critical investigation of important concepts and topics. An extensive companion website includes even more student and instructor resources, such as interviews with practicing science teachers, articles from the literature, chapter PowerPoint slides, syllabus helpers, additional case studies, activities, and more. Visit http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415965286 to access this additional material.

Launch an Intermediate Writing Workshop

Getting Started With Units of Study for Teaching Writing, Grades 3-5
Author: Lucy Calkins
Publisher: Firsthand
ISBN: 9780325037431
Category: Education
Page: 340
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"If the writing workshop is always changing, always haphazard, children remain pawns waiting for their teacher's agenda. For this reason and others, I think it is so important for each day's workshop to have a clear, simple structure. Children should know what to expect. This allows them to carry on; it frees the teacher from choreographing activities and allows time for listening. How we structure the workshop is less important than that we structure it." -Lucy Calkins Learn how to teach narrative and expository writing with increasing power and intimacy and how Lucy Calkins and her colleagues launch a rigorous and responsive intermediate writing workshop. Through 2 foundational books-A Guide to the Writing Workshop and Launching the Writing Workshop-and eight online video clips, Lucy and her colleagues provide the strategies, lesson plans, and tools you'll need to lead strong, efficient writing workshops in upper-elementary classrooms. A Guide to the Writing Workshop equips you to teach a productive, well-managed writing workshop, introduces you to the methods that underlie all writing instruction, and helps you plan a yearlong curriculum in the teaching of writing. After chronicling the guiding principles that shape a writing workshop, Lucy details the developmental stages of upper-elementary writers. Ensuing chapters describe the architecture of minilessons, conferences, and small-group strategy sessions and explain how the predictability of these frameworks fosters independence and self-direction. In addition to describing the management systems that make writing workshops possible, select chapters consider various ways to tailor instruction and address the demands of the contemporary classroom. In Launching the Writing Workshop Lucy helps you launch both your writing workshop and your yearlong writing curriculum. While initiating students into the structures and rituals of the writing workshop, this unit also reviews and teaches the essentials of writing-collecting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. In addition to introducing practical strategies for finding topics and generating writing, children practice the strategy of making movies in their minds and writing so readers can picture exactly what is happening. Students also learn the value of focusing on small moments in such detail that readers feel they are experiencing the event. Through the eight accompanying video clips Lucy and her colleagues open the doors of their classrooms and invite you to eavesdrop on their elementary writing workshops. These live-from-the-classroom video clips are supported and enhanced by an optional voice-over coaching commentary from Lucy that explains the teaching moves and strategies. (Video clips are free for 6 months upon registration. You must register within 6 months of purchase.) Learn more about these resources and the series at www.unitsofstudy.com. This pack is part of firsthand's Getting Started series. Bridging the gap between educational theory and practice, firsthand classroom materials model the carefully crafted techniques and language of master teachers in ways that help teachers refine their practice and reinvent their own teaching. The most comprehensive of these resources span more than a year of instruction. Firsthand's Getting Started Packs were created for teachers in training and professional book study groups who want a compact, affordable way to study and tryout these transformative classroom materials.Each Getting Started Pack includes an overview book, a complete unit of study, online video clips provided free of charge for 6 months, and an accompanying study guide. Getting Started packs include: Launch a Primary Writing Workshop, Grades K-2; Launch an Intermediate Writing Workshop, Grades 3-5; Launch an Intermediate Reading Workshop, Grades 3-5; Introduce the Qualities of Writing, Grades 3-6; Monitor Comprehension with Primary Students, Grades K-2; Monitor Comprehension with Intermediate Students, Grades 3-6; Investigate the Number System, Grades K-3; Investigate Multiplication, Grades 3-5; Investigate Fractions, Grades 4-6.

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

Teaching Writing with Picture Books as Models

Lessons and Strategies for Using the Power of Picture Books to Teach the Elements of Great Writing in the Upper Grades
Author: Rosanne Kurstedt,Maria Koutras
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439135160
Category: Education
Page: 128
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Presents lessons designed to show teachers how to use picture books to teach writing skills to students in grades four through eight, and includes recommended reading lists.

Lessons from a Child

On the Teaching and Learning of Writing
Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins,Lucy Calkins
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435082062
Category: Education
Page: 184
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A story of one child's growth in writing, Lessons from a Child explains how teachers can work with children, helping them to teach themselves and each other. Matters of classroom management, methods for helping children to use the peer conference, and ways mini-lessons can extend children's understanding of good writing are all covered here. Most important, the sequences of writing development and growth are thoroughly discussed.