Brain-Friendly Strategies for Developing Student Writing Skills (2nd Revised edition)

Brain-Friendly Strategies for Developing Student Writing Skills (2nd Revised edition)

By: Anne M. Hanson (editor)Paperback

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Brain-Friendly Strategies for Developing Student Writing Skills, Second Edition, offers teachers proven success tools for nurturing the writer in every student. These effective writing strategies are based on the five core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the six features of effective instruction identified by the National Research Center on English Learning Achievement. Presented in a user-friendly format by a veteran language arts teacher and staff developer, this resource shows educators how to create a classroom environment that promotes writing across the curriculum while meeting the demands of district and national standards. The practical strategies, activities, classroom stories, student examples, and reflections in this book provide teachers with a comprehensive roadmap to developing confident and competent young writers. This revised edition includes a section on the learning brain, which provides information to help teachers share with their students how the amazing brain learns.

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About Author

Anne Hanson is a doctor of educational leadership whose research study dealt with the psychological syndrome of burnout in the No Child Left Behind high-stakes testing workplace. A National Board Certified language arts teacher with over 20 years classroom experience, Hanson has worked as a peer evaluator, staff developer, and literacy coach for teachers and students. Serving as the foundation for all her workshops is the research-based understanding of the emotional well-being necessary to succeed in the workplace, whether school or business. Hanson's career-long advocacy for teachers and students has influenced the design of her workshops, which are as diverse as her audiences, who range from administrators and teachers to parents and students from K-12 to the college level. Besides the first edition of Write Brain Write, Anne is the author of Visual Writing; "Writing" in The Praeger Handbook of Learning and the Brain; Wanted: Teachers for National Board Certification; and Thin Veils, a novel about deadly dieting. Hanson's awards and recognitions include Arizona Teacher of the Year finalist; Scottsdale Middle School Teacher of the Year; Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund scholar; New York Council for the Humanities scholar; and Arizona State University Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Award.

Contents

Acknowledgments About the Author Preface 1. Introducing the Brain-Compatible Framework for Student Achievement Four Brain-Compatible Classroom Principles Five Core Propositions of Accomplished Teaching Six Features of Effective Instruction The Brain-Compatible Framework for Student Achievement A Brain Journey Celebrating the Learning Brain 21st-Century Brain-Compatible Teachers 21st-Century High-Stakes-Tested Students Can You Hear Me Now? Questions for Reflection 2. Making Connections Across Instruction, Curriculum, and Life Characteristics of Feature One Reflecting on the Brain-Compatible Framework and Feature One The Brain-Compatible Framework With Feature One in Action Learning About Our Students Brain Surveys Writing Connections Writing: Pleasure or Pain? Seven Stages of Brain-Friendly Writing Instruction Verbs Are Your Friends: Describing Verbs How, Why, and What Verbs Questions for Reflection 3. Teaching Skills in Multiple Lesson Types Characteristics of Feature Two Separate, Simulated, and Integrated Instruction Reflecting on the Brain-Compatible Framework and Feature Two The Brain-Compatible Framework With Feature Two in Action Questions for Reflection 4. Integrating Test Preparation Into Instruction Characteristics of Feature Three?s Successful Teachers Reflecting on the Brain-Compatible Framework and Feature Three The Brain-Compatible Framework With Feature Three in Action Test Savvy Hero Quest Questions for Reflection 5. Teaching Students Strategies for Doing the Work Characteristics of Feature Four Reflecting on the Brain-Compatible Framework and Feature Four The Brain-Compatible Framework With Feature Four in Action The Clue to Exact Writing Setting the Stage for Authentic Assessment and Learning Questions for Reflection 6. Expecting Generative Thinking Characteristics of Feature Five Reflecting on the Brain-Compatible Framework and Feature Five The Brain-Compatible Framework and Feature Five in Action Generative Thinking in Elementary School Generative Thinking in Middle School Generative Thinking in High School Writing and Generative Thinking Questions for Reflection 7. Fostering Cognitive Collaboration Characteristics of Feature Six Reflecting on the Brain-Compatible Framework and Feature Six The Brain-Compatible Framework and Feature Six in Action Collaboration and Seating Arrangements Cognitive Collaboration Beyond the Classroom: Community Writing Partners Celebrate the Results Authors' Day Questions for Reflection 8. Envisioning Every Child as a Lifelong Learner References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/12/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412963503
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9781412963503
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 1412963508
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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