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"
For students to fully understand what is meant by voice in a piece of writing it is important for them to be able to identify, create and define voice. As a class it is a good idea to create a chart or list discussing what voice is in writing. Using examples from texts have students […]Read more "Chapter 5- Making the Heart Beat with Voice"
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"
With the help of a friend’s Youtube video I was able to separate the two subjects that are within my blog. I am currently using this blog for both EDCI302 Reader’s Notebook as well as EDCI336 Technology Innovation in Education which includes posts regarding my passion project. I am finding it was a useful addition to […]Read more "Creating Categories for My Blog"