ERIC Number: ED471422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Directing the Writing Workshop: An Elementary Teacher's Handbook.
Gillet, Jean Wallace; Beverly, Lynn
This handbook seeks to provide a practical, readable guide to teaching writing across a broad range of ages and grade levels (K-8). The handbook's seven chapters cover each stage of the writing process in detail, from setting a purpose for writing to drafting, revising, editing, and producing a "finished" product. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive overview of writing development and best practices in teaching, illustrated with examples of student work. Chapters in the book are: (1) Essentials of the Writing Workshop; (2) The Foundations of Writing and Spelling in Young Children; (3) Beginning to Write; (4) Revision: Clarifying Meaning; (5) Editing: The Final Shaping; (6) Publishing, Sharing, and Celebrating; and (7) The Special Demands of Nonfiction Writing. Each chapter includes references. With this handbook teachers can: learn strategies and techniques to help students work independently and in groups to develop meaningful projects; master needed skills through engaging mini-lessons; produce various forms of fiction and nonfiction writing; and use literature as a source of inspiration and modeling. Special features in the handbook include "Teacher's Tips" and "quick reference lists" that reinforce key points and aid in instructional planning. Appendixes provide lists of books for mini-lessons on a variety of thematic, stylistic, and grammatical topics, and books that feature journal writing and writing process. (NKA)
Descriptors: Beginning Writing, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Middle Schools, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies, Writing Workshops
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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