About the Authors: Writing Workshop with Our Youngest Writers
About the Authors is about the littlest authors-those in kindergarten through second grade. Based on a profound understanding of the ways in which young children learn, it shows teachers how to launch a writing workshop by inviting children to do what they do naturally-make stuff. So why not write books?
Gifted educator and author of the best-selling What You Know by Heart (Heinemann, 2002), Katie Wood Ray has seen young authors do just that. And she wants your students to be able to do the same. Beautifully describing young children in the act of learning, she demonstrates what it takes to nourish writing right from the start:
Chockfull of examples of little books by young children, About the Authors is proof positive that a primary writing workshop is a smart writing move.
Also available: The Teaching Behind About the Authors (DVD) / 0325008361 / 2005 / Grades K-2
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This book is current, fresh and a perfect way to teach children to be thoughtful, smart writers.
I have begun my 5th year using About the Authors with my second graders and it works for any type of student as it allows for developmental growth in writers. Some begin with pictures, some use pictures and words and there are those who just want to write text.
One of the highlights of this book is that students learn to write about what is important to him or her. They learn to think about issues and ideas that they can write about. That is so new for some teachers and it works when you use this book and teach children to think.
This book is relevant today and will be in the future.
Thank you, Katie and Lisa!
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This book completely revolutionized my writing instruction. This is a powerful book. I love it! If you teach writing in elementary school, you need to read this book! Read full review
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