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Writing Essentials : Raising Expectations and Results While Simplifying Teaching

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ISBN13:

9780325006017

ISBN10:
0325006016
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/26/2004
Publisher(s):
HEINEMANN (T)
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Summary

Regie Routman demystifies the process of teaching writing well and gives you the knowledge, research, precise instructional language, and confidence you need to succeed.

Table of Contents

A Note About Notes and Other Resources xvii
Acknowledgments xix
0ne The Essential Writing Life
1 Simplify the Teaching of Writing
3(14)
Why Writing Essentials?
4(8)
Simplify Teaching and Increase Results and Enjoyment
5(2)
Become More Knowledgeable About How to Teach Writing
7(1)
Examine Your Beliefs
8(4)
Teach What's Essential
12(71)
12 Writing Essentials for All Grades
13(6)
Teach Writing the Way Real Writers Work
14(1)
Be Explicit-Show Students How
15(1)
Simplify
16(1)
2 Start with Celebration
17(18)
Change the Status of Kids in the Classroom
19(4)
Turn Kids into Writers
19(2)
Make Sure Writing Is Meaningful, Not Just Correct
21(1)
Meet a Writer
22(1)
Start with a Story
23(6)
Use Stories as a Springboard for Teaching and Learning
23(1)
Ensure That All Your Students Hear Stories
24(1)
Choose Your Topics Carefully
25(1)
Keep Your Students' Attention
25(1)
Write in Front of Your Students
26(1)
Expand Personal Writing
27(1)
Connect Home and School Writing
27(2)
See What Writers Do Well
29(2)
See Their Brilliance
29(1)
Take a Leap of Faith
30(1)
See the Light-Write Poetry
30(1)
Make Enjoyment Central to Teaching Writing-Let the Fun Begin
31(4)
3 Share Your Writing Life
35(18)
Bond as a Staff by Writing Together
36(4)
Observe What You Do and Note the Teaching Implications
37(1)
Make Time for Your Staff to Write Together
38(2)
Examine Your Life as a Writer
40(4)
Look at Your Writing Practices
41(1)
Tell Students Why You Write
42(1)
Connect Your Reading Life with Writing
43(1)
Find Your Own Voice
44(10)
Use Writing to Bond with Your Students
44(3)
Be Realistic About Planning Before Writing
47(1)
Observe Your Composing Process
48(1)
Increase Your Writing Enjoyment
49(4)
Two Teaching Essentials
4 Raise Your Expectations
53(30)
Change the School Culture of Low Expectations
54(3)
Take Action to Raise Writing Expectations
55(1)
Expect Excellence
56(1)
Nurture and Nudge
57(13)
Establish Schoolwide Expectations for Quality
59(6)
Remember That Quantity Matters
65(1)
Raise Your Expectations for Conventions
66(1)
Raise Your Expectations for Handwriting
66(3)
Raise Your Expectations for Editing
69(1)
Rely on an Optimal Learning Model
70(8)
Decide What Support Learners Need
73(2)
Include More Shared Experiences
75(2)
Rely on Scaffolded Conversations
77(1)
Focus on the Writer First
78(6)
Build Early Success for All Students, Including Writers Who Struggle
78(4)
Do Not Accept Failure As an Option
82(1)
5 Do More Shared Writing
83(36)
Apply Principles of Instruction and Learning
84(4)
Shared Writing Is Ideal for All Learners
85(1)
Understand the Research That Supports Shared Writing
85(1)
Link Shared Writing to Reading
86(1)
Use Interactive Writing Wisely
87(1)
Implement Shared Writing
88(1)
A Framework for a Shared Writing Lesson
88(1)
Teaching Tips to Go Along with Shared Writing
89(10)
Use Shared Writing to Teach Writing Strategies
90(1)
Keep the Major Focus on Content
91(1)
Watch Your Language
91(2)
Use Shared Writing to Do Important Word Work
93(12)
Cut Up and Reassemble Sentences
93(4)
Make Words with Tiles
97(1)
Write a "Mystery Message"
98(1)
Observe Shared Writing in Action
99(1)
Create a Fiction Story Through Shared Writing
99(1)
Teach Informational Writing Through Shared Writing
105(7)
Tried and True Ideas for Shared Writing
112(7)
6 Capitalize on the Reading-Writing Connection
119(22)
Link Writing with Reading
120(3)
Integrate Reading and Writing in Teaching
120(1)
Begin in Kindergarten
121(2)
Ensure Students Read Quality Materials
123(2)
Spend More Time Reading
123(1)
Teach Students How to Reread Their Writing
124(1)
Examine Written Responses to Reading
125(1)
Be Sensible About Reading-Response Journals
125(1)
Use Writing to Improve Comprehension
126(4)
Do More Informational Writing
126(1)
Teach Summary Writing
127(1)
Lesson Snapshot: Summary Writing
128(1)
Procedures in Brief for Teaching Summarizing in Shared Read-Alouds
130(11)
Write More Book Reviews
132(1)
Teach and Encourage Note-Taking
133(1)
Use Writing in Guided Reading Groups
134(2)
Ask Worthwhile Questions
136(1)
Integrate Nonfiction Writing into All Writing
137(1)
Prepare Students for Tests Requiring Brief Written Responses
137(1)
Accelerate Literacy
138(3)
Three The Essential Writing Day
7 Be Efficient and Integrate Basic Skills
141(32)
Start with Meaning and Keep It Whole
142(3)
Reduce Isolated Skills Work
142(1)
Focus on Quality First
143(2)
Include Audience in All Writing
145(2)
Focus on Voice Through Meaningful Writing
146(1)
Contrived Writing Stifles Voice
146(1)
Teach Explicitly and Tell Students Why
147(2)
Make Sure Your Demonstrations Include Why
148(1)
Don't Assume Transfer Is Automatic-It's Not
148(1)
Take Advantage of the "Efficiency of Context"
149(1)
Shift the Focus in Teaching Writing
149(1)
TEACHING BEYOND THE STANDARDS
150(5)
Keep Standards in Perspective
153(1)
Teach Useful Minilessons
154(1)
A Sampling of Common Minilessons
155(14)
Teach Students to Care About Revision
156(4)
Help Students Develop a Revision Consciousness
156(1)
Revise Your Writing in Front of Students
156(4)
Focus on Editing After Students Can Produce Quality Writing
160(1)
Make Sure Students Know Why Conventions Matter
161(1)
Teach Spelling Well
161(4)
Set Up the Environment for Teaching Spelling
162(1)
Value Spelling Approximations
162(1)
Raise Your Expectations for Spelling
163(1)
Develop a Strong Spelling Consciousness
164(1)
Use Word Walls and Other Resources Effectively
165(3)
Construct Word Walls with Students
165(1)
Highlight Words and Features of Words
166(1)
Make Your Word Wall Flexible
167(1)
Limit Dictionary and Thesaurus Use
168(1)
Provide High-Quality Instruction to Writers Who Struggle
168(1)
Proven Strategies for Writers Who Struggle-and All Writers
169(4)
8 Organize for Daily Writing
173(32)
Broaden Your Definition of Writing Workshop
174(1)
Find Time for Daily Writing
175(1)
Value Writing and You Will Make Time for It
176(1)
Set Up the Environment for Success
176(20)
Provide More Choice Within Meaningful Structure
177(2)
Tap the Potential of Choice Within Structure
177(1)
Teach Students How to Choose Worthwhile Topics
178(1)
Teach Sensible Planning Strategies
179(5)
Expand Your Definition of Prewriting
179(1)
Do More Freewrites
179(1)
Limit the Use of Graphic Organizers
180(1)
Do More Demonstration Writing
180(1)
Have More Conversations About Writing
181(3)
Establish Criteria for Writing
184(1)
Make Excellent Management a Priority
184(6)
Maintain a Predictable Structure
184(3)
Build a Climate of Trust
187(1)
Employ a Flexible Framework
187(1)
Establish Daily Routines and Model Expected Behavior
188(1)
Keep Records
189(1)
Organize Student Writing
190(1)
Put Genre Study in Perspective
190(6)
Simplify Genre Teaching
192(1)
Make Schoolwide Decisions About Genre Study
192(1)
Focus First on Purposes of Writing
193(1)
Start by Engaging Students
194(2)
Teach Nonfiction Writing
196(1)
A Framework for Teaching Writing Genres
196(9)
Write and Publish More Short Pieces
197(7)
Write Snapshots for Real Reasons
199(1)
Write Lots of Letters
200(2)
Use Writing to Perform Acts of Kindness
202(2)
Do More Publishing
204(1)
9 Conference with Students
205(33)
Know What a Writing Conference Is
206(1)
Depend on Whole-Class Share
207(8)
Use Whole-Class Share as a Venue in Which to Teach
211(1)
Teach Students How to Listen
212(1)
Manage Whole-Class Share Effectively
213(2)
Tips for Successful Whole-Class Shares and Conferences
215(13)
Use a Variety of Other Conferences
216(4)
Try a Quickshare
216(1)
Conduct Roving Conferences
217(1)
Schedule One-on-One Conferences
218(1)
Teach Peer Conferencing
219(1)
Simplify Writing Conferences
220(3)
Spend Time Frontloading
220(1)
Rely on the Optimal Learning Model
221(1)
Establish Routines and Procedures
222(1)
What Makes a Productive Conference?
223(1)
Put the Writer First
223(3)
Assume the Child Is Making Sense
224(1)
Give an Overall Response First
225(1)
Be Generous with Your Praise
225(1)
Make Important Teaching Points
226(1)
Begin with Content Conferences
226(2)
Use the Language of Helpful Response
227(1)
What to Focus on in a Content Conference
228(6)
Depend on Minilessons
229(1)
End with Editing Conferences
230(4)
Practice the Language of Helpful Response
230(3)
Teach Students to Do More Editing
233(1)
What to Focus on in an Editing Conference
234(29)
Hand Over More Responsibility to Students
235(1)
Use Language that Signals Students to Take More Responsibility
235(4)
Aim for Student Independence
236(2)
10 Make Assessment Count
238(2)
Become More Knowledgeable About Assessment
239(1)
Put Rubrics in Perspective
240(4)
Understand How Rubrics Work
240(2)
Keep Your Focus on Effective Writing
242(1)
Use Rubrics Judiciously
243(1)
Put High-Stakes Testing in Perspective
244(5)
The Best Test Preparation Is Excellent Teaching
244(1)
Overpreparation Is Often Detrimental
245(1)
Have Your Students Do a Lot of Writing
245(1)
Encourage Students to Do Their Best
246(1)
Help Your Students Visualize the Reader/Scorer
247(1)
Prepare Students for On-Demand Writing
248(1)
Reduce Test Anxiety
248(1)
Put a Schoolwide Assessment Policy into Practice
249(4)
Collect Useful Data to Improve the Teaching of Writing
250(1)
Rely More on Classroom-Based Assessments
251(1)
Assess Students' Writing Every Day
251(1)
Be Realistic and Humane About Grading
252(1)
Work Toward Student Self-Assessment
253(6)
Aim High
255(4)
Four Advocacy Is Also Essential
11 Build on Best Practice and Research
259(33)
Advocate for Excellence
259(3)
Take the Lead
260(1)
Advocate for Saner Teaching and Assessment Practices
261(1)
Be Knowledgeable About Relevant Research
262(1)
Some Key Research Findings
263(5)
Revisit Recent Research on Phonics
267(1)
Build on Best Practices in Teaching Writing
267(1)
Take Responsibility for Becoming an Effective Writing Teacher
267(1)
Adopt Practices of Highly Effective Teachers
268(14)
Make Ongoing Professional Conversations a Priority
269(1)
You Achieve What You Believe
270(4)
Develop a Schoolwide Vision
274(4)
Be Cautious About Programs
274(2)
Expect More from Your English Language Learners
276(1)
Keep Struggling Learners in Your Classroom for Language Activities
277(1)
Make Decisions About Homework
278(1)
Teach Kids to Be Courageous as Writers
278(2)
Teach Persuasive Writing
278(2)
Include Parents as Partners
280(1)
Use High Achievement to Promote Best Practice Teaching
280(1)
12 Make Every Minute Count
281(1)
Connect Your Home and School Lives
282(1)
Secrets of Good Writers
282(4)
Look into Their Eyes
283(1)
Conserve Your Energy
284(3)
Reduce the Paper Load
284(1)
Be Choosy About What You Read
285(1)
Ask So What?
286(1)
Important Timesavers
286(1)
My Best Advice
287(1)
Live Your Life
287(1)
Conclusion: Write Your Own Ending
288(4)
Five Teaching in Action: Lesson Essentials
Five-Day Lesson Plans
Secrets of Second Graders-Narrative Writing Lesson
292(13)
Heart Poems-Poetry Writing Lesson
305(11)
Procedural Writing-Informational Writing Lesson
316(7)
Hero Writing-Lesson
323(7)
Persuasive Writing-Lesson
330(6)
Teaching Points: Conference Video Clips
336
Appendices
A. Examining Beliefs About Writing
A-2
Communications to Parents
B. Letter to Parents About Raising Expectations (Grade 1)
A-3
C. Suggestions for Parents
A-4
Writing Forms
D. Understanding Nonfiction
A-5
E. Writing History
A-6
F. Poetry Writing Rubric
A-7
G. Word Work Sentence Worksheet
A-8
H. Writing Strengths/Next Steps
A-9
I. Writing Rubric
A-10
Editing Expectations
J. Grade 2, Editing Expectations
A-11
K. Grade 4, Editing Expectations
A-12
L. Genre Characteristics
A-13
M. Favorite Poetry Books
A-14
N. Weekly Professional Conversation Guidelines
A-15
Brief Definitions of Terms A-16
Notes A-22
References A-46
Index I-1


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