Advancing Writing Skills: A Guide to Authentic Writing

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Prufrock Press Inc., 2005 - Education - 80 pages
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Help your students develop a more sophisticated approach to writing. These guided lessons include information on writing techniques, samples, and assignments, with lessons to help your students' writing skills improve. This guide has been known to be quite useful in a writers' workshop or writing lab setting as well. Grades 5-8
 

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Contents

Instructors Guide
5
Essential Questions about Writing
8
Purpose and Audience
10
The Process of Writing
11
Writing with Voice
12
Writing Conferences
15
The Reading Writing Connection
17
The Work of a Writer
21
Endings
41
Working with Language Verbs
43
Working with Language Nouns
45
Poetry Idea Follows Form
47
Poetry Form Follows Idea
49
Working with Fiction
51
Working in the Content Areas Informative Writing
53
Working in the Content Areas Expressive Writing
55

Finding Topics
22
Finding Focus Listing and Idea Clusters
24
Finding Focus Free Writing Loops
26
Finding Focus Changing the Perspective
28
Finding Focus Writing Closeups
30
Working with Detail
32
Working with Time
34
Using a Time Line
37
Beginnings
39
Revision The Key to Effective Writing
59
Evaluating with Rubrics
74
Rubric for Expressive Writing
75
Rubric for Informative Writing
76
Rubric for Responding to Literature
77
Rubric for Writing About Mathematics
78
Research Report Evaluation
79
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