ERIC Number: ED495993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
CraftPlus[R] Curriculum Guide: Middle School. Third Edition
Freeman, Marcia S.; Mitten, Luana K.; Chappell, Rachel M.
CraftPlus 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.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A