Lessons from a Child: On the Teaching and Learning of Writing

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Heinemann Educational Books, 1983 - Education - 184 pages
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A story of one child's growth in writing, Lessons from a Child explains how teachers can work with children, helping them to teach themselves and each other. Matters of classroom management, methods for helping children to use the peer conference, and ways mini-lessons can extend children's understanding of good writing are all covered here. Most important, the sequences of writing development and growth are thoroughly discussed.

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User Review  - trisarahdactyl - LibraryThing

Lessons From a Child is a non-fiction book that reads like a novel. If you have any interest whatsoever in writing (and not necessarily teaching writing), I'd wholeheartedly suggest this book. I lost ... Read full review


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LUCY CALKINS is founding director of the Teachers College Writing Project, a coalition of teachers, teacher-administrators, professors and writers, which provides professional sustenance and hope--roots and wings--to literacy educators across the country. Her celebrated Heinemann publications include: Lessons From a Child (1983),Living Between the Lines (with Shelley Harwayne, 1990), and The Art of Teaching Writing (1986,1994). Ms. Calkins has also developed The Writing Workshop videotape (produced by Shelley Harwayne and Alex Mitchell) and has written The Writing Workshop (with Shelley Harwayne, 1987) to accompany the videotape. Lucy Calkins is an active participant in Heinemann's Professional Development Services through Heinemann Workshops.

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