What you know by heart: how to develop curriculum for your writing workshop

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Heinemann Educ Books, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 192 pages
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No one can say it better than Lucy Calkins-Katie Ray has written a wise, comforting, intimate book. It goes to the heart of where good ideas for teaching of good writing originate: from yourself and your own experience.

As Katie shows, the most profound and effective curriculum can result from your own deep understanding of quality writing-what you know about writing through your own and others' writings and through your reading. And the best teaching can result from what you can wrap your heart and mind around and communicate to your students. It is this very personal approach and contagious enthusiasm that Katie brings to bear on creating curriculum for her own writing workshops. Her book shows how you can do it for your own.

In Part One, Katie takes a close look at the lines of thinking you can use to find curriculum in your own writing experiences. In Part Two, she shows how to use the same lines of thinking to find curriculum in your everyday reading life. Along with her own inimitable writing style, Katie sprinkles special features throughout her book as helpful tips for thinking about your own writing workshop and curriculum development, including: minilessons and "curriculum chunks" "Thinking it Through" boxes with questions and things to try "understandings" and strategies notebook-keeping tips accompanied by Katie's own handwritten journal entries transcripts of interviews with writers references for further reading.

Follow Katie's example. Write like a teacher of writing. Read like a teacher of writing. Then teach from your own experience. And watch as you "and" your students flourish like never before.

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SO GOOD! I love Katie Wood Ray's writing style. Read full review

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This is the beginning book that every teacher who wants to teach children how to write well needs to buy and use as a guide. Read full review

Contents

Write Like a Teacher of Writing
1
From Writing to Writing Curriculum
15
Getting Started Developing the Curriculum of Process
31
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About the author (2002)

After leaving Western Carolina University where she was an Associate Professor of language arts education for eight years, Dr. KATIE RAY is now a full time writer and researcher of the teaching of writing. With a particular focus on the study of writing craft, she leads teacher workshops and summer institutes across the nation related to the teaching of writing. Her professional background includes both elementary and middle school teaching experience and two years as a staff developer at The Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College, Columbia University. Katie is also the author or co-author of four books on the teaching of writing: Spelling in Use: Looking Closely at Spelling in the Whole Language Classrooms (1996, NCTE)

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