ERIC Number: ED423523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Literature-Based Mini-Lessons To Teach Writing: 15 Engaging Lessons That Help Your Students Write Happily Ever After. Scholastic Teaching Strategies, Grades 1-3.
This book, intended for teachers of grades 1-3, offers a step-by-step model for teaching writing. Each of the book's 15 mini-lessons includes a model lesson, lists of picture books suited to the writing skill being taught, samples of children's writing, and ideas for extending the lesson. The book's lessons cover exploring ideas for writing, writing beginning sentences, improving story leads, discovering descriptive words, and writing a story with a beginning, a middle, and an ending. Chapters in the book are: (1) What a Literature-Based Writers' Workshop Looks Like; (2) Getting the Workshop Started; (3) Exploring Story Leads; (4) Using Descriptive Language; (5) Parts of a Story; and (6) Book Lists. (CR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Childrens Writing, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Figurative Language, Instructional Effectiveness, Picture Books, Primary Education, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies, Writing Workshops
Scholastic, Inc., 2931 East McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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