Ways of Writing with Young Kids: Teaching Creativity and Conventions Unconventionally

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Allyn and Bacon, 2003 - Education - 252 pages
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Ways of Writing with Young Kids offers a fresh approach to helping children write creatively and express ideas using many genres and styles of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry writing; conventionally learn the purposes of writing, mechanics and rules of grammar; and confidently discover the power of writing as a means of communication, persuasion, analysis and self-expression.

Written by well-known authors, this text is an indispensable tool for teachers who want to assist kindergartners through third graders (ages 5 to 9) in their writing. This text is uniquely organized in twenty-three ways of writing that expand beyond one particular area. For example focusing only on poetry or math, yet encompass the key genres that teachers are expected to cover with their students (e.g. Stories, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, Communications). Giving readers a new perspective, the authors adhere to a unique and easy-to-follow system "The Five C's of Children's Writing" (Coaching, Creativity, Conventions, Choice and Confidence). Written in an easy-to-read format, the text explains writing ideas and strategies clearly and concisely in an open-ended, easy-to-do, and engaging style that offers readers lots of flexibility of how to use the activities with their children.

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ROBERT W. MALOY is Manager of Continuing Education Programs for the School of Education and Adjunct Associate Professor of Education at the University of Massachusetts.

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