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ERIC Number: ED491860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 216
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-8720-7560-5
Using Literature to Enhance Writing Instruction: A Guide for K-5 Teachers
Olness, Rebecca
International Reading Association (NJ3)
Learn how to use literature to teach students the six traits that characterize effective writing: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. This practical text gives the reader a variety of ideas and strategies for developing and integrating the traits into students? writing, bibliographies of recommended children's literature, assessment ideas, and sample lesson plans. It also gives ideas on how to provide time for students to read aloud and write every day. This book contains the following ten chapters: (1) The Reading-Writing Connection; (2) Teaching Writing and Genre Literature; (3) Chapter Writing From Experience; (4) Finding Good Ideas and Details; (5) Organizing Ideas; (6) Expressing Feelings through Voice; (7) Choosing the Right Words; (8) Apprehending Fluency and Rhythm; (9) Editing for Conventions; and (10) Some Final Thoughts. An index is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A