Putting Everyday Life on the Page: Inspiring Students to Write, Grades 2-7

Putting Everyday Life on the Page: Inspiring Students to Write, Grades 2-7

By: Marc J. Levitt (author)Paperback

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Show your students how to write and love it! Primary and middle school students often struggle with how to choose and develop topics in their writing. This engaging, light-hearted book offers a wealth of easily-implemented ideas and activities to encourage a culture of writing and inspire students to draw effectively from their own diverse and rich experiences. The author illustrates how teachers can engage students' observational and sensory intelligence and help them write about what is meaningful to them. Chapter topics include: Beginnings Sequential thinking and narrative Observation and description Characters Use of Place Endings

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About Author

Marc Levitt is a writer/storyteller/consultant who tours throughout the United States and to over thirty-five countries. Levitt has created one-person historical shows, musically enhanced historical and ecological narratives, and award-winning audios, and has produced plays and a documentary film on Narragansett stonemasons.


Preface Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction 1. Beginnings 2. Sequential Thinking 3. Observations, Description, and Colorful Language 4. Finding and Using Characters 5. Finding and Using Place 6. Motivating Your Students 7. Grammatical Conventions: Sentences, Paragraphs, Commas, and Periods 8. Encouraging a Culture of Writing in Your Classroom: Creating a Writer's Studio and Salon 9. Endings Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/12/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412965323
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781412965323
  • weight: 272
  • ISBN10: 1412965322

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