ERIC Number: ED399553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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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)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Creative Writing, Elementary Education, Instructional Improvement, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Middle Schools, Writing Attitudes, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies, Writing Workshops
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218; email: firstname.lastname@example.org (hardcover: ISBN-0-8039-64560, $24; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6457-9, $11.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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