The art of teaching writing


Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins
Publisher: Heinemann ; Toronto, Irwin
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 550
View: 4068

Continue Reading →

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
View: 1072

Continue Reading →

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
View: 4669

Continue Reading →

"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
View: 9751

Continue Reading →

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
View: 7041

Continue Reading →

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
View: 1932

Continue Reading →

Lucy Calkins knows one of the most powerful ways to support good writers: clear, purposeful writing conferences.

The Art of Teaching Music


Author: Estelle Ruth Jorgensen
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253219639
Category: Education
Page: 344
View: 6434

Continue Reading →

A veteran teacher's practical approach to music education

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
View: 2638

Continue Reading →

"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


Author: Jay Parini
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190290889
Category: Education
Page: 176
View: 8628

Continue Reading →

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.

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
View: 2228

Continue Reading →

"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.

Writing for Readers

Teaching Skills and Strategies
Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins,Natalie Louis
Publisher: Firsthand Books
ISBN: 9780325005300
Category: Education
Page: 117
View: 6272

Continue Reading →

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
View: 2163

Continue Reading →

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.

A Field Guide to the Classroom Library


Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 304
View: 1417

Continue Reading →

Noted teacher/author Lucy Calkins and a team from The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Community have created the most comprehensive and accessible leveled lists and guides for nearly 1,200 children's trade books.

Researching the Art of Teaching

Ethnography for Educational Use
Author: Peter Woods
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136168400
Category: Education
Page: 208
View: 8475

Continue Reading →

This book is a follow-up to Inside Schools. It reviews the position of ethnography in educational research in the light of current issues and of the author's own research over the past ten years. Starting from an analysis of teaching as science and as art, Peter Woods goes on to review the general interactionist framework in which his own work is situated, and how this relates to postmodernist trends in qualitative research. The approach is illustrated through reference to the author's own personal history and research career, and his recent research on creative teaching, critical events, and his teachers reactions to school inspections. How to represent such research is a central feature, and includes a consideration of the tools used in that task and how they relate to the ethnographer's self, whatever forms of representation are selected, however, the audiences' own concerns will guide them in their interpretation of the work. Prominent themes include: * the person of the ethnographer in research * the art of teaching and new ways of representing it, while not forgetting the science of teaching and of research * research for educational use, and the uses of educational research * collaborative work between researchers and teachers The issues covered include such matters as research purposes, research design, research careers, access, data collection, data analysis, truth criteria, the relationship between theory and research methods, writing-up, and dissemination.

The Art Of Writing Drama


Author: Michelene Wandor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408141329
Category: Reference
Page: 208
View: 9950

Continue Reading →

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.

A Teacher's Guide to Standardized Reading Tests

Knowledge is Power
Author: Lucy McCormick Calkins,Kate Montgomery,Donna Santman
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325000008
Category: Education
Page: 199
View: 5896

Continue Reading →

This book reflects the authors' belief that in order to be less victimized by tests, we need to be more knowledgeable about them.

Die Macht der Gewohnheit: Warum wir tun, was wir tun


Author: Charles Duhigg
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827070740
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 4606

Continue Reading →

Seit kurzem versuchen Hirnforscher, Verhaltenspsychologen und Soziologen gemeinsam neue Antworten auf eine uralte Frage zu finden: Warum tun wir eigentlich, was wir tun? Was genau prägt unsere Gewohnheiten? Anhand zahlreicher Beispiele aus der Forschung wie dem Alltag erzählt Charles Duhigg von der Macht der Routine und kommt dem Mechanismus, aber auch den dunklen Seiten der Gewohnheit auf die Spur. Er erklärt, warum einige Menschen es schaffen, über Nacht mit dem Rauchen aufzuhören (und andere nicht), weshalb das Geheimnis sportlicher Höchstleistung in antrainierten Automatismen liegt und wie sich die Anonymen Alkoholiker die Macht der Gewohnheit zunutze machen. Nicht zuletzt schildert er, wie Konzerne Millionen ausgeben, um unsere Angewohnheiten für ihre Zwecke zu manipulieren. Am Ende wird eines klar: Die Macht von Gewohnheiten prägt unser Leben weit mehr, als wir es ahnen.