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ERIC Number: EJ784640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9371
The "Write" Links in the Library Media Center
Harvey, Carl A., II; Mills, Linda L.; Patterson, Penny J.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v22 n9 p22-24 May 2006
The act of reading a well-written book to students is one of the easiest writing lessons a library media specialist can give. When kids hear new or unusual words and descriptive, poignant phrases, it increases their own experimentation with writing. Using good literature to develop good writers just makes sense. There are a plethora of avenues and ideas that a library media specialist can use to assist students in writing. Choosing stories to read and share with students can be linked to the art of writing. Whether it is sharing a picture book and demonstrating how the pictures enrich the words, or a beginning passage of a well-written novel, or the voice of the wolf in "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" by Jon Scieska, a library media specialist has the power to help students enrich their writing skills through great examples of literature. In this article, the authors suggest some lesson ideas to help students improve writing through reading. (Contains 25 resources and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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