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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lnierman - LibraryThing
This book fills the void of writing often experienced in elementary classrooms. Steeped in the belief that students learn to write by seeing and experiencing what good authors do, these practical ... Read full review
very informativeUser Review - educator18 - Overstock.com
this book is presented in a really helpful way. It is interesting and talks about good ways to teach children to enjoy writting. I would recomend this book to anyone interested in encoraging writting in young children. Read full review
Wrapping Strong Arms Around the Writing
How Our Youngest Writers Use the Writing
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