Common Core Top Pick for Language and WritingLanguageLanguage and ConventionsWritingProduction and Distribution of WritingRange of WritingGive your third-graders the fun and focused writing practice they need to become strong and successful writers. The 125 engaging, 10- to 15-minute lessons support any writing program.25 weeks of instruction cover the following trait-based writing skills: Ideas, Organization, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, and Voice
Give your seventh-graders the fun and focused writing practice they need to become strong and successful writers. Thanks to engaging art, topics, and activities, even beginning writers can practice the six traits of writing!25 weeks of instruction
Offers an overview of the Six Trait Writing Model and offers lessons for teachers of grades three through five to use when presenting the concepts of content, word choice, fluency, voice, organization, and writing conventions.
Author : Gail Tompkins
ISBN : 9781486005864
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 63.81 MB
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Literacy for the 21st Century, 2e, gives students the strategies and ability to teach literacy effectively in Australian classrooms. Linking the theory and research to classroom practice, and with a greater emphasis on the use of digital literacies, students will gain a practical understanding of teaching reading and writing.
Writing to Explain is filled with fun, high-interest writing topics that will give your students a variety of opportunities to improve their writing skills. The first activities focus on the fundamentals of explanatory writing, such as using examples to make paragraphs more effective. Guided writing activities challenge students to compare and contrast objects and people, write problem/solution paragraphs, write various types of letters and newspaper articles, and much more. A section on proofreading wraps up the book at the end. All activities are reproducible. Students will use graphic planners, such as webs and Venn diagrams, to organize their thoughts and ideas before writing. Writing to Explain is the perfect tool to use when teaching your students the techniques of effective explanatory writing.
"Creating Writers," Fourth Edition, is the most comprehensive exploration of the 6-trait approach to writing yet! Written by the pioneer of 6-trait writing, this Fourth Edition brings everything up to date, offering a comprehensive overview of the best education strategies and philosophies from the worlds of writing assessment and instruction. It provides clear guidelines on helping students draft, assess, and revise their writing, as well as explicit criteria to show students precisely what they must do to succeed as writers in virtually any situation. Widely used at the state level, school districts are incorporating the 6 traits into their state standards or assessments. This is the only book on the market that effectively helps teachers of writing prepare their students for success on state tests. " New format and organization is designed to make the content clear and simple. New and revised checklists for genre-specific writing instruction to separate key elements in narrative writing, literary analysis, and persuasive writing. New and creative ways to use 6-trait writing in classrooms are explored - including adaptations for kinesthetic learners and second language learners. Ringing Endorsements for "CREATING WRITERS"! ""Not only is Creating Writers the most comprehensive book ever on 6-trait writing instruction and assessment, it's also a practical, inspirational guide for any writing classroom. It's one of those rare professional books that both teachers and administrators read cover to cover, and you'll find the well-worn copies on their desks to prove it. This extensively revised edition, with voluminous examples from students and literature, draws the strongest link yet between writing assessment and instruction. No writing classroom should be without it."" -Barry Lane Author of "After THE END: Teaching and Learning Creative Revision, The Reviser's Toolbox, and The Portfolio Sourcebook." ""Spandel has done it again! In Creating Writers, Fourth Edition, she shares her current thought and unparalleled skill, framed around the traits of writing. The originator once again inspires us with practical, enriched instruction and assessment applications-promising practices for teaching and learning at its zenith. On behalf of classroom teachers everywhere -Thank you, Vicki!"" -Dr. Donna Flood Director of Staff Development and Instructional Improvement, Millard Public Schools, Omaha, NE ""If you're only going to read one book about teaching writing this year, make it Creating Writers. It's lively and fast-paced, filled cover to cover with practical help on using the six traits to enrich writing instruction and assessment, from one-on-one writing conferences to building craft lessons. This book gives you and your students a shared language with which to talk about writing. No writing teacher in America has done more than Vicki Spandel to show how to actually make writing workshops work. Whether you're a new teacher or a veteran, you'll find both inspiration and how-to-do-it strategies in Creating Writers. As an added bonus, you will find that the strategies detailed in this book prepare students for success on state writing assessments as well as for their journey as life-long writers."" -Dr. Tommy Thomason, Head of Journalism Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas For more information on this book and related books, visit www.abprofessionaled.com.
The most daunting tasks of writing-revision and editing-just became easier and more manageable with the publication of this book. Ruth Culham targets specific skills with short, powerful activities that help students gain independence and confidence as they revise their work for ideas, organization, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency, and edit it for conventions. The book contains 180 reproducible/downloadable activities-one for each day of the school year-on paper and CD. Plus think-abouts, scoring guides, checklists, and more. For use with Grades 3 and up.
Author : Kelly Hatfield
ISBN : 9780742420434
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 30.49 MB
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Comprehension is the key to reading success! Reading for Every Child: Comprehension encourages third-grade students to be stronger readers using a wide range of reading comprehension activities. Reading selections from across the disciplines encourages students to understand, evaluate, and interpret what they read. This 80-page book includes projects, worksheets, games, and graphic organizers. It supports Reading First and aligns with Common Core State Standards.
Award-winning, middle school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron uses a simple, common sense approach mixed with delight, optimism, and humor to address the new Internet literacy skills that todays students must learn. She provides practical activities to teach:
Author : Anthony J. Nitko
ISBN : UOM:39015058089437
Genre : Education
File Size : 63.8 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
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A highly-respected book in its field,The Educational Assessment of Students 4/e is the most thorough discussion of traditional and alternative assessments of any text-explaining, giving practical real-world examples, discussing pros and cons, and showing how to construct virtually all of the choices teachers can make in classroom assessment. Theories and research findings abound; the author examines why, when, and how teachers should use assessment in the classroom. Topics include: the bases for assessment in the classroom, crafting and using classroom assessments, and interpreting and using standardized tests. With its extensive and valuable appendix set, this book is a must-have desk reference for teachers and others involved in the field of education.