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Writing Essentials Raising Expectations and Results While Simplifying Teaching.
Imported from USA.
What does great writing instruction look like and sound like?
How do successful teachers of writing get great writers who
Where do they find the time for instruction, assessment, and
In Writing Essentials Regie Routman demystifies the process of
teaching writing well and gives you the knowledge, research,
precise instructional language, and confidence you need to
succeed. With Regie's help, you'll transform your classroom into
an organized, joyful writing environment where students connect
reading with writing every day across the curriculum, learn
essential skills like grammar and spelling, and achieve higher
scores on high-stakes tests through sensible, writing-based test
preparation and daily classroom-based assessment.
Writing Essentials specifically and explicitly demonstrates
practical, easy-to-do strategies that turn your writing
instruction practices into best practices. Follow Routman's path
for successfully leading all students-including English language
learners, writers who struggle, and students coping with learning
disabilities-from first draft to publication. You'll find expert
advice and specific demonstrations on a wide variety of
* demonstrating your own writing process for students
* organizing and managing the writing classroom
* conducting effective, efficient writing conferences
* creating meaningful rubrics for better assessment
* teaching various forms of narrative and informational
* applying shared writing across the grades and across the
* teaching editing and revision
* mapping out your writing instruction with Regie's own flexible,
five-day lesson-planning model.
In addition, Writing Essentials includes a DVD with eight
three-to-four-minute video clips from primary and intermediate
classrooms that show Regie conferring with writers and
celebrating their work as she teaches and assesses. These
invaluable clips, and the detailed notes that accompany them,
take you inside the writing conference to see its structures and
procedures while the sample classroom publications also on the
DVD reveal the exciting possibilities of working with student
writers. Writing Essentials is conversational, upbeat,
practical, eminently readable, illustrated with a wealth of
children's writing, and filled with proven techniques for
teaching writing well and managing your instructional time more
effectively. With Routman in hand, you'll not only have the
inspiration to say "I can do that too," but you'll have
first-rate resources and strategies to answer your questions and
help make great writing instruction happen in your classroom
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