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Scaffolding Young Writers

Author : Linda J. Dorn
ISBN : 9781571103420
Genre : Education
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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.

Literacy Events In A Community Of Young Writers

Author : Yetta M. Goodman
ISBN : 0807732117
Genre : Education
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How do children raised in the powerful oral traditions of a Native American community use writing to construct meaningful learning experiences? That provocative question sent the authors into the classrooms of Arizona's Tohono O'odham community for a year-long research study, integrating classroom, family, home and community experiences.

What S Next For This Beginning Writer

Author : Janine Reid
ISBN : 9781551381879
Genre : Education
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Answers questions teachers often ask about teaching writing to young children, and features a series of craft lessons, with step-by-step instructions, for writing workshops designed to take move children up the ladder of writing development.

Exploring Technology For Writing And Writing Instruction

Author : Pytash, Kristine E.
ISBN : 9781466643420
Genre : Education
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As digital technologies continue to develop and evolve, an understanding of what it means to be technologically literate must also be redefined. Students regularly make use of digital technologies to construct written text both in and out of the classroom, and for modern writing instruction to be successful, educators must adapt to meet this new dichotomy. Exploring Technology for Writing and Writing Instruction examines the use of writing technologies in early childhood, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary classrooms, as well as in professional development contexts. This book provides researchers, scholars, students, educators, and professionals around the world with access to the latest knowledge on writing technology and methods for its use in the classroom.

Getting To The Core Of Writing Level 4

Author : Richard Gentry
ISBN : 1425809189
Genre : Education
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"Inspire students to develop as writers in the fourth grade classroom with these engaging and creative writing lessons. This classroom-tested resource shows positive results in students' writing and simplifies the planning of writing instruction. It contains detailed information on how to establish and manage daily Writer's Workshop and includes consistent, structured instruction to encourage students to actively participate in the writing process. Specific lessons to help students develop the traits of quality writing are also included. This resource develops college and career readiness skills and is aligned to today's standards."

Academic Language In Diverse Classrooms English Language Arts Grades K 2

Author : Margo Gottlieb
ISBN : 9781452278155
Genre : Education
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Make every student fluent in the language of learning. The Common Core and ELD standards provide pathways to academic success through academic language. Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and professional learning communities can: Design and implement thematic units for learning Draw from content and language standards to set targets for all students Examine standards-centered materials for academic language Collaborate in planning instruction and assessment within and across lessons Consider linguistic and cultural resources of the students Create differentiated content and language objectives Delve deeply into instructional strategies involving academic language Reflect on teaching and learning

Inquiry As Stance

Author : Marilyn Cochran-Smith
ISBN : 9780807772164
Genre : Education
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In this long-awaited sequel to Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge, two leaders in the field of practitioner research offer a radically different view of the relationship of knowledge and practice and of the role of practitioners in educational change. In their new book, the authors put forward the notion of inquiry as stance as a challenge to the current arrangements and outcomes of schools and other educational contexts. They call for practitioner researchers in local settings across the United States and around the world to ally their work with others as part of larger social and intellectual movements for social change and social justice. Part I is a set of five essays that conceptualize inquiry as a stance and as a transformative theory of action that repositions the collective intellectual capacity of practitioners. Part II is a set of eight chapters written by eight differently positioned practitioners who are or were engaged in practitioner research in K–12 schools or teacher education. Part III offers a unique format for exploring inquiry as stance in the next generation—a readers’ theatre script that juxtaposes and co-mingles 20 practitioners’ voices in a performance-oriented format. Together the three parts of the book point to rich possibilities for practitioner inquiry in the next generation. Contributors: Rebecca Akin, Gerald Campano, Delvin Dinkins, Kelly A. Harper, Gillian Maimon, Gary McPhail, Swati Mehta, Rob Simon,and Diane Waff “Cochran-Smith and Lytle once again prove themselves to be among the best at melding theory and practice. Instead of merely making the case for practitioner inquiry they go the next step to show us exactly what this genre brings to our field—rigor, relevance, and passion. The interplay of conceptual clarity and powerful exemplars make this a text we will read well into the next decade.” —Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin–Madison “Once again, Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Susan Lytle point the way to new and hopeful understandings of practitioner research. Rather than blame teachers for all that is wrong with education, they and their fellow authors remind us that if school reform is to have any chance of fulfilling its stated goal of equal opportunity for all students, teachers must have a significant voice in research, policy, and practice. With its focus on social justice and its view of practitioner research as transformative, this is a powerful and welcome sequel to their classic Inside/Outside.” —Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst “Inquiry as Stance should be a blockbuster. This brilliant sequel re-calibrates relationships between practitioner inquiry and social justice.” —Carole Edelsky, Professor Emerita, Arizona State University “This optimistic and generous book is sure to become a central reference for teacher-researchers in K–16 schools and their colleagues and supporters throughout the system.” —Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Director, National Programs and Site Development, National Writing Project, University of California, Berkeley “This view of the intellectual and personal work of teaching is a major counter to the contemporary emphasis on testing and packaged curricula.” —Cynthia Ballenger, reading specialist, Cambridge Public Schools “Once again Cochran-Smith, Lytle, and their colleagues bring us an invaluable book on the enormous possibilities of practitioner research.” —Luis C. Moll, College of Education, University of Arizona

Interventions That Work

Author : Linda J. Dorn
ISBN : 0137008767
Genre : Education
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Interventions That Work: Assisted Writing Group DVD illustrates how teachers use data to implement research-based interventions —from kindergarten to eighth grade–that transform struggling students into successful readers and writers. Provided are small-group interventions based on the Comprehension for Intervention Model. This two disk set includes: ü 60 minutes of video on DVD ü Wealth of printable resources on CD-ROM ü Classroom videos ü Facilitator's guide ü Can also be used as a Response to Intervention method

Apprenticeship In Literacy

Author : Linda J. Dorn
ISBN : 9781571100887
Genre : Education
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This easy-to-read text will guide K-3 teachers as they develop a reading and writing program for all their students. An apprenticeship approach to literacy emphasizes the role of the teacher in providing demonstrations, engaging children, monitoring their understanding, providing timely support and, ultimately, withdrawing that support as the child gains independence. Drawing on authentic classroom examples—student writing samples, class schedules, photographs, and rich transcriptions of teaching and learning interactions—the authors illustrate instruction that is aimed at children's learning zones. As children become more competent readers and writers, the instructional interactions are adjusted to accommodate their higher-level learning. Here is a wealth of in-depth information, specific strategies, and organizational formats in literacy areas such as: principles of apprenticeship literacy; learning to read from a cognitive apprenticeship approach, including the roles of read-aloud, familiar reading, and shared reading; guided reading, including flexible grouping, reading and writing links, and instructional interactions that emphasize problem-solving strategies; helping children develop writing strategies through interactive writing, writing aloud, and revising and editing transactions; transitions in children's independent writing, including their relationship to modeling and coaching demonstrations during assisted writing; helping children acquire phonological knowledge, including activities that guide children in manipulating letters, sounds, and spelling patterns; a typical day of putting it all together in two apprenticeship settings: a first-grade classroom and a Title I reading program; using school-based professional literacy teams to support teachers in developing an effective literacy program for their children. No detail is lost. The authors also cover such practical matters as establishing routines and organizing the classroom environment, including rotation schedules for meeting with small groups of children, lists of materials for establishing literacy corners, and literacy corner activities designed to provide the children with opportunities for independent practice. With Apprenticeship in Literacy you can achieve a balanced literacy program that works for all your students.

The Read Aloud Scaffold

Author : Judy Bradbury
ISBN : 9781598846843
Genre : Education
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• Detailed read-aloud plans created for trade books that scaffold learning across the curriculum in grades Pre-K–3 • Cites over 700 recently published children's trade books with annotations that correspond to content areas • Contains selections addressing a wide range of topics, including school and family matters, community, friendship, prejudice, and civil rights, as well as books containing funny stories, tall tales, nursery rhymes, and mysteries • Subject, title, and author indexes • Children's poetry anthologies to further scaffold learning in grades Pre-K–3 • Listings of wordless books and first-chapter books

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