Strategies for Implementing Writer s Workshop

Strategies for Implementing Writer s Workshop Author Richard Gentry
ISBN-10 9781425815172
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 256
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This comprehensive guide provides teachers with techniques to engage students as they strengthen their writing skills with Writer's Workshop. Whether working with small- and independent-writing groups or the entire classroom, this workbook gives lesson plans geared to students of various ages, from Kindergarten-2nd, 3rd-5th grade, as well as 6th to 8th graders. It equips teachers with strategies for every phase of implementation, including age-appropriate activities, conversation snapshots for one-on-one coaching, and methods for creating a comfortable Workshop environment.



RTI Meets Writer s Workshop

RTI Meets Writer s Workshop Author Lisa Morris
ISBN-10 9781483306278
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 144
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Tiered instruction for our neediest writers! Where does RTI fit into the writer’s workshop, especially for students who struggle or just aren’t engaged? Morris provides the answer with this user-friendly resource for implementing tiered writing instruction in Grades 2-6. Step-by-step strategies and rich classroom examples help you: Easily incorporate RTI within the writer’s workshop framework Nurture enthusiastic, confident writers with well-crafted, differentiated lessons Plan daily, weekly, and year-long lessons with low-stress diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments Save time with quick and effective progress monitoring techniques Reliably meet yearly AYP writing targets and build enthusiastic, skilled writers



Scaffolding Young Writers

Scaffolding Young Writers Author Linda J. Dorn
ISBN-10 9781571103420
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 99
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The goal of teaching writing is to create independent and self-motivated writers. When students write more often, they become better at writing. They acquire habits, skills, and strategies that enable them to learn more about the craft of writing. Yet they require the guidance and support of a more knowledgeable person who understands the writing process, the changes over time in writing development, and specific techniques and procedures for teaching writing. In Scaffolding Young Writers: A Writers' Workshop Approach, Linda J. Dorn and Carla Soffos present a clear road map for implementing writers' workshop in the primary grades. Adopting an apprenticeship approach, the authors show how explicit teaching, good models, clear demonstrations, established routines, assisted teaching followed by independent practice, and self-regulated learning are all fundamental in establishing a successful writers' workshop. There is a detailed chapter on organizing for writers' workshop, including materials, components, routines, and procedures. Other chapters provide explicit guidelines for designing productive mini-lessons and student conferences. Scaffolding Young Writers also features: an overview of how children become writers; analyses of students' samples according to informal and formal writing assessments; writing checklists, benchmark behaviors, and rubrics based on national standards; examples of teaching interactions during mini-lessons and writing conferences; illustrations of completed forms and checklists with detailed descriptions, and blank reproducible forms in the appendix for classroom use. Instruction is linked with assessment throughout the book, so that all teaching interactions are grounded in what children already know and what they need to know as they develop into independent writers.



Writer s Workshop for the Common Core

Writer s Workshop for the Common Core Author Warren Combs
ISBN-10 9781317925132
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 208
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Writing instruction expert Warren Combs presents a step-by-step plan for teaching writing workshops that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The book is filled with practical mini-lessons, strategies, and tools for every stage of the writing process, from prewriting through publication. Scripting is provided, to show teachers how to model each strategy for students. In addition, Dr. Combs shows how teachers can use the following elements: The concepts Voice, Pictures, and Flow, to help students understand the essential elements of writing; The words Invite, Model, Write, Look, and Learn, to model effective writing for students and have them learn from your example; Revision strategies such as Jot and Blend, Combining Sentences, Writing Leads, and Writing Closes; Peer revision using Peer-Assisted Learning Systems (PALS); Student self-assessment rubrics. The book also includes scoring guides and pacing guides, to help teachers implement writing workshops more easily. As Dr. Combs demonstrates, you can give workshops more structure while still making writing come alive for your students.



Revision Strategies for Adolescent Writers

Revision Strategies for Adolescent Writers Author Jolene Borgese
ISBN-10 9781412994255
Release 2011-11-08
Pages 139
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Supported by the Common Core State Standards, the 30+ strategies in this book include pre-writing planning, peer conferencing, modeling effective revision, and using technology.



Method Mania

Method Mania Author Lynne Ecenbarger
ISBN-10 9781434303271
Release 2007-10
Pages 168
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Tristan was smart, successful, attractive- and SINGLE! She had experienced some of the worst dating woes and had grown weary of meeting the same old tired, sorry, poor-excuse-for-a-man hopefuls she met on the dating scene. Like so many women, the failures of romance led her to submerge herself in her church, family, and career. Her motto: Men. Who Needs Em? At a time in her life when she least expected love, she meets Calvin. Calvin was passionate, exciting and super sexy. Not to mention, his lovemaking skills left nothing to be desired. Tristan was mulling in the lap of luxury. Could this all be too good to be true? Hell yes! Before long, Tristan was caught in a tangled web of step-kids, car chases, police stakeouts, and worst of all, "Baby Momma Drama." In almost an instant, Tristan's dreams of a happily ever after were marred with feuds, courtroom battles, and even a deadly car chase. What was once a storybook romance filled with a knight in shining armor had collapsed into a world entwined with stress and madness. What happens when a child raised to live by the codes of etiquette, conduct, and morality gets fed up? She decides two can play the mad game of divide and conquer. Two women vie for the affections of a man they feel are worth risking it all. This becomes a fight to the end on a brutal road filled with vandalism, violence, and eventually death. Who will reign victorious when the two decide, How You Get Him, Is How You Keep Him?



Mark Writing

Mark Writing Author Angela Stockman
ISBN-10 0986104930
Release 2016-01-26
Pages 108
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In Make Writing, everyone's favorite education blogger and writing coach, Angela Stockman, turns teaching strategies and practice upside down. She spills you out of your chair, shreds your lined paper, and launches you and your writer's workshop into the maker space! Who even knew this was possible?



How to Teach Students Who Don t Look Like You

How to Teach Students Who Don t Look Like You Author Bonnie M. Davis
ISBN-10 9781452284446
Release 2012-07-17
Pages 312
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Engage diverse learners in your classroom with culturally responsive instruction! This second edition includes new or expanded coverage of Latino students, ELLs, immigrant students, race, and racial identity, and new coverage of standards-based, culturally responsive lesson planning and instruction, differentiated instruction, RTI, and the Common Core State Standards. Bonnie Davis helps all educators: Tailor instruction to their unique student population Reflect on their cultures and how this shapes their views of the world Cultivate a deeper understanding of race and racism in the U.S. Create culturally responsive instruction Understand how culture affects learning



Math Workshop in Action

Math Workshop in Action Author Nicki Newton
ISBN-10 9781317663904
Release 2015-07-03
Pages 172
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Find out how Math Workshops engage students and increase learning. This practical book from bestselling author Dr. Nicki Newton explains why Math Workshops are effective and gives you step-by-step instructions for implementing and managing your own workshop. You’ll find out how to... create a math-rich environment; use anchor charts effectively; manage the workshop; begin a workshop with activities; lead whole-group mini-lessons; make workstations meaningful and engaging; create guided math groups; implement "the Share" effectively; and ensure balanced assessments. Each chapter offers a variety of charts and tools that you can use in the classroom immediately, as well as reflection questions and key points. The book also features a handy Quick-Start Guide to help you as you implement your own workshop.



Less Is More in Elementary School

Less Is More in Elementary School Author Renee Rubin
ISBN-10 9781317692478
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 218
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"In this era of rigorous standards, testing, and overcrowded curricula, many teachers are left wondering how they're ever going to cover the material. Less Is More in Elementary School offers realistic solutions by providing ways teachers can streamline their curriculum, collaborate with colleagues in different departments, differentiate instruction, promote research and critical thinking skills, and engage students in their own learning. This much-needed book will help teachers and principals meet the demands of the Common Core more efficiently and effectively. Each chapter is filled with practical strategies that elementary school teachers and principals can implement immediately to bring all students to success"--



Motivating Reading Comprehension

Motivating Reading Comprehension Author Allan Wigfield
ISBN-10 9781135620646
Release 2004-05-20
Pages 344
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Concept Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI) is a unique, classroom-tested model of reading instruction that breaks new ground by explicitly showing how content knowledge, reading strategies, and motivational support all merge in successful reading instruction. A theoretical perspective (engagement in reading) frames the book and provides a backdrop for its linkage between hands-on science activities and reading comprehension. Currently funded by the Interagency Educational Research Initiative (IERI), this model has been extensively class tested and is receiving national attention that includes being featured on a PBS special on the teaching of reading. Key features of this outstanding new volume include: *Theoretical Focus--CORI's teaching framework revolves around the engagement perspective of reading: how engaged reading develops and the classroom contexts and motivational supports that promote it. *Content-Area Focus--Although science is the content area around which CORI has been developed, its basic framework is applicable to other content areas. *Focus on Strategy Instruction--CORI revolves around a specific set of reading strategies that the National Reading Panel (2000) found to be effective. In some current CORI classrooms collaborating teachers implement all aspects of CORI and in other classrooms teachers implement just the strategy instruction component. *Illustrative Vignettes and Cases--Throughout the book vignettes and mini-case studies convey a situated view of instructional practices for reading comprehension and engagement. A detailed case study of one teacher and of the reading progress of her students is featured in one chapter. This book is appropriate for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in education and psychology, for practicing teachers, and for researchers in reading comprehension and motivation.



Strategies for Implementing Guided Math

Strategies for Implementing Guided Math Author Laney Sammons
ISBN-10 1425805310
Release 2012-07
Pages 344
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In this resource, Laney Sammons, author of Guided Math, delves into the strategies necessary to effectively implement the Guided Math Framework. It provides specific strategies for implementing the seven elements of the Guided Math Framework. In addition, this 304-page professional resource includes a Teacher Resource CD, sample lessons, activities, and classroom snapshots of strategy implementation are provided at three grade level spans: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Strategies for Implementing Guided Math is correlated to the Common Core State Standards and aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 304pp.



The Classroom Troubleshooter

The Classroom Troubleshooter Author Les Parsons
ISBN-10 9781551381626
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 120
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The Classroom Troubleshooter provides practical, no-nonsense solutions to the problems that plague a teacher's day. This handy, easy-to-use guide incorporates a number of invaluable rubrics, checklists, templates, reference sheets, questionnaires, and student guidelines. Included are strategies to help teachers: avoid being overwhelmed by paperwork and other types of "administrivia"; mark "smart"; anticipate, prevent, respond to, and manage a host of discipline problems; develop and administer evaluation instruments for projects, research, essays, and objective-style tests; increase student comprehension of textbooks; implement and mark journal writing; guide talk-based learning; reflect on how individual teachers can impact on the overall functioning of the school. The Classroom Troubleshooter empowers teachers to control their environment and to reclaim time and energy so that their gifts and skills can be directed into teaching and learning with their students.



Learning to Lead Together

Learning to Lead Together Author Janet H. Chrispeels
ISBN-10 9780761928867
Release 2004-04-05
Pages 389
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Through real-life single and multiple case studies, Learning to Lead Together addresses how principals and their staffs struggle with the challenge of shared leadership, how they encourage teacher growth and development, and how shared leadership can lead to higher levels of student learning. The cases show how shared leadership, a powerful adaptive change, is socially constructed across contexts and evolves as teachers and principals learn how to work together. The book also illustrates how principal preparation and professional development programs that utilize problem-based learning and provide opportunities for genuine collaboration with colleagues can provide school leaders with the skills they need to share leadership and accountability effectively.



In the Company of Children

In the Company of Children Author Joanne Hindley
ISBN-10 9781571100108
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 186
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Provides a guide to reading and writing workshops and shares firsthand experiences in giving lessons, improving student work, meeting with pupils, and including parents and students in the appraisal process.



Improving Student Writing Skills

Improving Student Writing Skills Author Garth Sundem
ISBN-10 9781425803773
Release 2006-03-01
Pages 136
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Develop enthusiastic and efficient writers with proven methods to meet the needs of all students with research-based strategies and ready-to-implement best practices in writing instruction. A practical guide for new teachers and pre-service educators, topics include classroom organization, writing workshops, the writing process, assessment, the Traits of Good Writing, and assignments. A focused and educator-authored resource, this book will address key areas and provide teachers with up-to-date research-based theory and practical applications. This resource is correlated to the Common Core and other state standards.



Handbook of Research on Didactic Strategies and Technologies for Education Incorporating Advancements

Handbook of Research on Didactic Strategies and Technologies for Education  Incorporating Advancements Author Pumilia-Gnarini, Paolo M.
ISBN-10 9781466621237
Release 2012-09-30
Pages 829
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"This book is designed to be a platform for the most significant educational achievements by teachers, school administrators, and local associations that have worked together in public institutions that range from primary school to the university level"--Provided by publisher.