ERIC Number: ED430252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Building a Writing Community: A Practical Guide. Lessons, Models, Reproducibles. Second Edition.
Freeman, Marcia S.
Designed to create and maintain an effective classroom writing workshop, this book explains how to teach young writers style and genre characteristics, composing skills, conventions, and the many aspects of the writing process itself. The second edition includes more information, models, and examples in the expository genre, as well as elaborating on the target-skill concept. It contains 350 classroom-tested "What Works" techniques. After a preface, chapters in the book are (1) Introduction; (2) The Writing Process Classroom; (3) Prewriting; (4) Drafting; (5) Response; (6) Revision; (7) Editing; (8) Publishing; (9) Writing Content; (10) Narrative Writing; (11, Part 1) Expository Writing; (11, Part 2) Persuasive Writing; (12) Poetry; (13) Evaluation, Assessment, and Portfolios; and (14) Meeting Common Challenges. An appendix contains samples of grade-appropriate target skills for middle schools; a set of 33 reproducible material and a scope and sequence fold-out chart. (RS)
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Poetry, Portfolio Assessment, Process Approach (Writing), Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Workshops
Maupin House Publishing, Inc., P.O. Box 90148, Gainesville, FL 32607-0148; Tel: 800-524-0634 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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