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ERIC Number: ED522869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5239-8
Teaching Children to Write: Constructing Meaning and Mastering Mechanics
Meier, Daniel
Teachers College Press
In his latest book, Daniel Meier highlights the critical importance of integrating content and mechanics for successful and engaged writing at the K-4 level. Featuring the teaching philosophies and strategies of seven exemplary teachers, and a discussion of relevant research and theory, Meier provides a fresh, practical, and much-needed perspective on making writing meaningful and effective in the current standards-based era. Written by an experienced teacher and researcher, "Teaching Children to Write" will be of interest to both new and veteran teachers, as well as curriculum coordinators, literacy coaches, and researchers on writing. This book features: (1) Explanations of key theories on early literacy research, integration of content and mechanics, and effective teaching strategies; (2) Step-by-step guidance for using children's literature for writing, generating ideas and content, composing, writing, and revising; (3) Models for supporting student writing with native and non-native English-language speakers; (4) Guidance for using developmentally appropriate techniques and strategies to encourage young writers; and (5) A user-friendly format that includes samples of children's artwork and writing, questions for reflection, issues to consider, research summaries, and suggestions for teaching.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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