ERIC Number: ED430251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Teaching the Youngest Writers: A Practical Guide. For Primary Grade Teachers.
Freeman, Marcia S.
Taking students from emergent to elaborative writers, this book shows teachers how to conduct a daily writing workshop, manage the writing process, and teach the expository and narrative writing techniques primary-grade students will need to become fluent writers. It includes advice on setting up the classroom; scheduling and organizing the workshop; modeling writing techniques; implementing efficient and effective peer conferences; and teaching young writers to revise and edit. After a foreword and an introduction, chapters in the book are (1) A Classroom That Promotes Writing; (2) Daily Writing Workshop: Getting Started; (3) Conducting the Daily Writing Workshop; (4) What Children Need to Know about Writing Workshop; (5) Prewriting; (6) Writing; (7) Response; (8) Revision; (9) Editing; (10) Publishing; (11) A Curriculum of Target Skills; (12) Description; (13) Personal Expository; (14) Personal Narrative; (15) Composing and Literary Skills; (16) Evaluation; (17) Parent Education; and (18) Some Questions and Answers. Contains 14 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Emergent Literacy, Parent Education, Primary Education, Process Approach (Writing), Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Workshops
Maupin House Publishing, Inc., P.O. Box 90148, Gainesville, FL 32607-0148; Tel: 800-524-0634 (Toll Free); e-mail: email@example.com ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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