ERIC Number: ED479776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Growing Up Writing: Mini-Lessons for Emergent and Beginning Writers.
Dierking, Connie Campbell; Jones, Sherra Ann
When writer's workshop is introduced to the kindergarten classroom, students often do not have the basic skills they need to participate in the process. Teachers should not let that prevent them from introducing writing instruction to their young students. This book shows teachers that all the skills they need to teach their young writers can be taught using the mini-lesson method. The book states that any skill can be taught more effectively--from quietly gathering for writer's workshop, to returning journals to their proper places, to the orientation of writing on the page--using mini-lessons. The book contains 59 mini-lessons, organized by the function they serve in the kindergarten classroom: operational mini-lessons focus on managing processes, materials, and classroom spaces; foundational mini-lessons cover the content of student writing; print awareness mini-lessons deal with the mechanics of writing, and directly address the connection between reading and writing; and craft mini-lessons address the skills kindergartners need to add description, elaboration, and detail to their writing. Contains an extensive literature list and a 19-item bibliography. (NKA)
Descriptors: Beginning Writing, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Kindergarten, Reading Writing Relationship, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Workshops
Maupin House Publishing, Inc., P.O. Box 90148, Gainesville, FL 32607-0148 (Item no. MH106, $19.95). Tel: 800-524-0634 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.maupinhouse.com; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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