Writing Strategies for All Primary Students : Scaffolding Independent Writing with Differentiated Mini-Lessons, Grades K-3

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/22/2011
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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A guide for teaching all your students the skills they need to be successful writersThe 25 mini-lessons provided in this book are designed to develop students' self-regulated writing behaviors and enhance their self-perceived writing abilities. These foundational writing strategies are applicable and adaptable to all primary students: emergent, advanced, English Language Learners, and struggling writers. Following the SCAMPER (Screen and assess, Confer, Assemble materials, Model, Practice, Execute, Reflect) mini-lesson model devised by the authors, the activities show teachers how to scaffold the writing strategies that students need in order to take control of their independent writing.+ Reveals helpful writing strategies, including making associations, planning, visualizing, accessing cues, using mnemonics, and more+ Offers ideas for helping students revise, check, and monitor their writing assignments+ Explains the author's proven SCAMPER model that is appropriate for students in grades K-3Let Richards and Lassonde-two experts in the field of childhood education-guide you through these proven strategies for enhancing young children's writing skills.

Author Biography

Janet C. Richards, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of South Florida in the Childhood Education and Literacy Studies Department, where she specializes in literacy. She is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Reading Education as well as a literacy scholar for the International Reading Association (IRA).

Cynthia Lassonde, Ph.D., is associate professor, Elementary Education and Reading, at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Oneonta. Cynthia has co-authored several books, including Teacher Collaboration for Professional Learning.

Table of Contents

Developing Understandings About Writing Strategy MiniâÇôLessons
Teaching Writing Strategies in the Classroom
Incorporating the SCAMPER Writing Strategy MiniâÇôLesson Model into Your Writing Program
Architecture of a MiniâÇôLesson
The Role of TeachersâDz Evaluations
Writing Strategy Instruction for Struggling Writers
Inventing Strategies
Noun Charts
Growing a Poem with Interview Buddies
LetâDzs Tell a Story
Writing Rockets and Other Graphic Organizers
Interest Charts
Drafting Strategies
Reread So You Know What to Write Next
Where Have I Seen That Word Before?
Storyteller Blocks
Adding Information
To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme?
Think, Draw, Write, and Share
Polishing Strategies
Act It Out to Discover the Details
Personal Editing Checklists
Adding Dialogue to Fiction and Nonfiction
Following Conventions for Writing Dialogue
ColorâÇôCoding Editing
Turning Up the Volume of Voice in Poetry
STEP into the Shoes of a Reader
Comprehensive Strategies
Making Pictures
Comprehensive, StepâÇôbyâÇôStep Composing for Nonfiction Writing
Mentoring AuthorsâÇÖ Voices Through ReadersâÇÖ Theater
Think Back, Look Forward
About the Authors
About the Contributors
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