ERIC Number: ED495991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 0
CraftPlus[R] Curriculum Guide: Fourth Grade. Third Edition
Freeman, Marcia S.; Mitten, Luana K.; Chappell, Rachel M.
CraftPlus[R] is an integrated learning package that consists of a K-8 spiraling, core writing curriculum based on explicit Target Skills instruction; professional books; grade-level Curriculum Guides; sixteen workshop and classroom demonstration DVDs; and a CD with student samples and other classroom support materials. The grade-level Curriculum Guides, designed for one-teacher use, detail and organize specific composing, organizational, convention, and writing-process Target Skills for the explicit instruction of nine commonly assessed expository genres, plus general descriptive-writing, fictional-narrative, and poetry Target Skills within a regularly scheduled, 45-minute writing-workshop setting. Each of the guides includes general and grade-specific templates for planning, instruction, record-keeping, and assessment; quarterly instructional guides; end-of-year expectations; three instructional tiers that differentiate writing instruction for each genre; lesson plans; video study guide discussion points; and a CD with more than 200 student writing samples. Writing-workshop techniques such as how to use literature, student writing, and picture-prompts as models and peer conferencing are explained in context.
Descriptors: Grade 4, Poetry, Learning Modules, Curriculum Guides, Study Guides, Writing Instruction, Writing Workshops, Descriptive Writing, Core Curriculum, Skill Development, Demonstrations (Educational), Expository Writing, Fiction, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Lesson Plans, Audiovisual Aids, Cooperative Learning
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Authoring Institution: N/A