Strategies for Helping Students Create Powerful Informational Writing: 1. Help Students Choose a Good Topic Students should spend time researching and exploring before choosing a topic to write about. If time is not spend before choosing a topic it may lead to poor writing an lack of interest on the writers part. Suggest the following […]Read more "Chapter 9: Going Informational"
Books with Lyrical Sentence Fluency: The Adventures of Marco Polo by Russell Freedman. Good examples of long clear sentences that draw in readers. Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies. Examples of interesting sentence starters. A Christmas Memeory, One Christmas & the Thanksgiving Visitor by Truman Capote. Examples of better word choice, imagery and voice. […]Read more "Chapter 7: Enhancing Meaning & Voice with Sentence Fluency"
Books to use while teaching word choice: The Bad Beginnings By Lemony Snicket. A good display of expressive and descriptive word choice throughout the novel. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. Escape! The story of the Great Houdini by Sid Fleishman. Read, Read, Read- Incorporate reading into every day classroom life. Reading is a way of […]Read more "Chapter 6- Enhancing Meaning & Voice with Word Choice"
Strategies for Teaching Organization: 1. Model the Writing of a Lead Choose one topic and demonstrate how many different starting paragraphs you can have. Have students chose a topic then create two or three examples of different leads that focus on the same topic. Allow students time to practice this skill in which they will […]Read more "Chapter 4- Showcasing the Message with Organization"
It is important to be able to find the value in the first steps of the writing process as they begin to happen in the classroom. As seen on page 309 the student is to show style, voice, detail, and ideas. Progressions from drawing to writing need to be fluid and in a natural way.Once […]Read more "Chapter 10- Exploring the World of Beginning Writers"
Book Titles for Teaching Ideas: Animal Farm- George Orwell The Book Thief- Markus Zusak Charlotte’s Webb- E.B. White Lesson and Strategies for Teaching Ideas 1. Model Topic Choice Share topics that are relevant to you (the teacher) and why they are relevant. This will aid students to discover which topics they feel comfortable writing about […]Read more "Chapter 3- Making Meaning with Ideas"
Preparing a piece of literature of publish requires several steps before releasing it to the public. The conventions of writing as well as the presentation are very important to consider while editing literature. Editing text includes spelling, punctuation, and grammar. While editing it is important to ensure that the conventions within the writing support the […]Read more "Chapter 8- Preparing to Publish with Conventions & Presentation"