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ERIC Number: ED399553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 147
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8039-6457-9
Tools for Writing: Creating Writer's Workshops for Grades 2-8.
Boone, Barbara Z.
This book offers "teacher-friendly" lessons to plan flexible, interesting writer's workshop programs for students. The book gives short, self-contained lessons to boost writing skills and raise interest levels, whether they are used as a regular part of curriculum or plugged in as time allows. The book's 73 mini-lessons give the help needed to set up a writer's workshop in the classroom, including workshop evaluation forms, topic ideas, and writing-skill improvement lessons. The book also presents suggestions for incorporating writer's workshops into the yearly curriculum, along with a list of additional resources. The book's step-by-step guidance can turn students into enthusiastic writers and make teaching--and learning--creative writing a welcome part of the school day. According to the book, students will learn how to (1) show it, not tell it; (2) use lead-ins; (3) write dialogue; (4) be more descriptive; and (5) have fun with their writing. (CR)
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218; email: (hardcover: ISBN-0-8039-64560, $24; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6457-9, $11.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A