Fun Concrete Tools for Writing: Teaching the Writing Process
Purpose and Audience, Idea Development and Support, Organization and Sentence Structure, Conventions of Language and Correctness These abstract skills can be mastered with concrete tools. Taking middle-school students through the writing process effectively may be challenging, but there are concrete ways to facilitate this journey with rewarding results. The best results include all students grasping writing skills while securing personal style and ownership in their pieces. Fun Concrete Tools for Writing provides teachers with unique step-by-step techniques to use in the classroom. These techniques target 7 specific challenges that teachers face. After reading this book, teachers will be fortified to present simplistic techniques to their students which will foster student voice and style as well as mastery of writing skills. Although this book is primarily meant for middle school level, it can easily be adapted to elementary and high school levels.
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