ERIC Number: ED397431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Primary Writer's Workshop: Developing Process Writing Skills.
Intended for the K-2 classroom, this book provides teachers with ideas and materials for teaching the writing process. The book contains reproducible thinking charts and graphic organizers including mind mapping, prewriting story structure, and topic, content, and editing charts. Advice for classroom management and the organization and structure of a writer's workshop are offered. The book stresses ensuring that student ownership is a built-in part of each facet of the workshop, for example, by helping students make lists of what a writer's workshop looks and sounds like. The three stages of writing development--emergent, early, and fluent--are described and examples of student writing are given so that teachers may recognize and validate each stage for their students. The book discusses communication with parents and inviting parent participation and gives suggestions for record keeping and assessment, with forms for student self-assessment as well as a developmental writing checklist for teachers. (CR)
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Creative Development, Learning Activities, Primary Education, Process Approach (Writing), Student Projects, Student Writing Models, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies, Writing Workshops
Modern Curriculum Press, P.O. Box 480, 299 Jefferson Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054-0480.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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