Teaching Young Writers: Strategies That Work

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Scholastic Inc., Dec 1, 2001 - Education - 160 pages
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Finally, the practical details you need to teach—and guide—young writers. Takes you step by step through morning message, interactive writing, journal writing, story writing, non fiction writing, and more. Includes insightful management tips that ensure your writing program doesn’t become overwhelming for you or the kids. For use with Grades K-2.
 

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Contents

Saturday Morning Writers
5
Setting Up the Room Offering and Modeling the Use of Writing Tools
9
Learning the Process Together Interactive Writing
25
Pictures Letters and Messages The Power of Journals
37
From Beginning to Middle to End Reading and Writing Stories
57
Introducing Writing Process Steps and Rubrics
77
Beyond Rhymes Writing Poetry in the Early Grades
99
Supporting Breadth Depth and Independence in Young Writers
119
Appendix
141
Bibliography
158
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Lola Schaefer is an author, teacher, speaker and writing consultant who is passionate about helping children learn the tools of writing so they can express themselves. Lola is the author of more than 200 books for children including picture books, easy readers, classroom books and informational texts. Her book Frankie Stein, published by Marshall Cavendish in 2007, was awarded the Children's Choice Book Award in 2008 and the Mockingbird Award in 2009. As an educational consultant, Lola has worked in dozens of schools across the country. She shares effective classroom strategies on writing workshop, the craft of writing, and genre structures. Lola offers demonstration lessons, as well as general presentations on craft mini-lessons and the art of writing. She is the author of ten Scholastic Professional Resource books for teachers that focus on strategies to improve student writing. Lola lives with her husband Ted in the mountains of north Georgia.

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