Best Practices for Teaching Writing: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do (annotated edition)

Best Practices for Teaching Writing: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do (annotated edition)

By: Randi B. Stone (editor)Paperback

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Join Randi Stone as she visits the classrooms of award-winning teachers to observe their tried-and-tested best practices for teaching writing to elementary, middle school, and high school learners in inclusive classrooms. Explore strategies for building student confidence and achievement in writing and language arts as Stone's teachers demonstrate how to use a reading and writing oasis; blend narrative and descriptive writing; create persuasive cover letters; use annotated bibliographies, autobiography, 'punny' valentines, five circles//five paragraphs; and much more. This book is packed with lessons that work and ideas that will expand the instructional repertoires of new and veteran teachers alike.

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About Author

Randi Stone is the author of nine Corwin Press books: Best Practices for Teaching Reading: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Writing: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, Best Practices for Teaching Mathematics: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do, and Best Practices for Teaching Science: What Award-Winning Classroom Teachers Do. She is a graduate of Clark University, Boston University, and Salem State College. She completed her doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.


Preface About the Author About the Contributors 1. Anonymous Responses Enrich Learning - Burt Saxon, Connecticut 2. Historical Fiction Using Scenario Groups and Annotated Bibliographies - James W. D'Acosta, Connecticut 3. Five Circles, Five Paragraphs - Christine Chaney, Delaware 4. Reading and Writing Oasis Classroom - Linda K. Voelker, Kansas 5. Teaching ... Profession and Passion - Dara Feldman, Maryland 6. Connecting Students to the World That Lies Ahead - Beverly R. Plein, New Jersey 7. Writing Connections - Nancy Rushing, South Carolina 8. Verbs to Vocation: Using Spanish Verb Tenses to Create an Authentic Cover Letter - Brenda Lynch, South Dakota 9. Author's Purpose for Readers' Choice - Micheline P. Plaskett, Virginia 10. Punny Valentines: Creativity and Teamwork - Elizabeth F. Day, New York 11. Being a Writer: A Tool for Improving Student Writing - Ganna Maymind, New Jersey 12. Published Poems and Stories Treasured Forever - Pam Roller, Indiana 13. What's It Like to Be LD? - Peter W. Riffle, Pennsylvania 14. Think--Talk--Write - Rosemary Fryer, Washington 15. The "Art" of Merging Descriptive and Narrative Writing - Sharon Andrews, South Dakota 16. Writing the Wrongs: A Middle School Student Unravels the Knots of Her Life Through Writing - Susan Okeson, Alaska 17. Finding the Time to Write in Your Language Arts Curriculum - Stacy Gardner Dibble, Minnesota 18. We Write, You Read, We All Win for Literacy! - Carly Pumphrey, West Virginia 19. "Small Moment" Stories: A Way to Improve Student Writing - Ganna Maymind, New Jersey 20. Writing in the Palm of Your Hand - Carla Hurchalla, Maryland 21. Walking the Introduction - Eric Stemle, Wyoming 22. Writing Tools for the First-Grade Classroom - Nikki Salvatico, Pennsylvania 23. Revitalize Your Teaching Through Collaboration and Integration - Mary Merrill and Barbara Sabin, Maine 24. Lifesaving Technique - Vicki Goldsmith, Iowa 25. Teaching Writing With an Eclectic Approach Across the Curriculum - C. Joyce Taylor, Arkansas 26. Using a Work of Art as a Stimulus for Writing - Diana W. McDougal, Wyoming 27. Making a Move - James Darrell Harris, Texas Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/05/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781412924610
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9781412924610
  • weight: 200
  • ISBN10: 1412924618
  • edition: annotated edition

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