Writing Essentials Raising Expectations and Results While Simplifying Teaching

ISBN-10: 0325006016
ISBN-13: 9780325006017
Edition: 2004
Authors: Regie Routman
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Book details

List price: $47.50
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 10/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

What does great writing instruction look like and sound like? How do successful teachers of writing get great writers who enjoy writing? Where do they find the time for instruction, assessment, and test prep? In Writing Essentials Regie Routman demystifies the process of teaching writing well and gives you the knowledge, research, precise instructional language, and confidence you need to succeed. With Regie's help, you'll transform your classroom into an organized, joyful writing environment where students connect reading with writing every day across the curriculum, learn essential skills like grammar and spelling, and achieve higher scores on high-stakes tests through sensible, writing-based test preparation and daily classroom-based assessment. Writing Essentials specifically and explicitly demonstrates practical, easy-to-do strategies that turn your writing instruction practices into best practices. Follow Routman's path for successfully leading all students-including English lan

Regie Routman's intimate knowledge of teaching and learning, down-to-earth style, and dedication to children's success have made her one of the most vibrant and respected names in literacy education. Her books, Teaching Essentials; Writing Essentials; Reading Essentials; Conversations; Literacy at the Crossroads; Invitations; The Blue Pages; and Transitions, all published by Heinemann, have encouraged hundreds of thousands of teachers to take charge of their professional learning and create efficient, joyful practices. Currently she is dedicating herself to a new, dynamic framework to support teachers' professional development. The DVD-based Regie Routman in Residence supports in-depth, yearlong literacy staff development that replicates the demonstration teaching she conducts in weeklong residencies and brings to life the practices she advocates in Teaching Essentials. Regie continues to inform and inspire teachers as a language arts coach in schools across the country, as a sp

The Essential Writing Life Simplify the Teaching of Writing
Why Writing Essentials? Teach What's Essential 12 Writing
Essentials for All Grades
Start with Celebration Change the Status of Kids in the Classroom
Start with a Story See What Writers Do Well
Make Enjoyment Central to Teaching Writing-Let the Fun Begin Share Your Writing
Life Bond as a Staff by Writing Together Examine Your Life as a Writer Find Your Own Voice
Teaching Essentials
Raise Your Expectations
Change the School Culture of Low Expectations
Nurture and Nudge Rely on an Optimal Learning Model
Focus on the Writer First Do More Shared Writing
Apply Principles of Instruction and Learning Implement Shared Writing
A Framework for a Shared Writing
Lesson Teaching Tips to Go Along with Shared Writing
Use Shared Writing to Do Important Word
Work Observe Shared Writing in Action
Tried and True Ideas for Shared Writing
Capitalize on the Reading-Writing Connection Link
Writing with Reading Ensure Students
Read Quality Materials
Examine Written Responses to Reading
Use Writing to Improve Comprehension Lesson Snapshot: Summary Writing
The Essential Writing Day Be Efficient and Integrate
Basic Skills Start with Meaning and Keep It Whole
Include Audience in All Writing Teach Explicitly and Tell Students
Why Take Advantage of the "Efficiency of Context"
Teaching Beyond the Standards
Teach Useful Minilessons
A Sampling of Common Minilessons
Teach Students to Care About Revision
Focus on Editing After Students Can Produce Quality Writing
Teach Spelling Well Use Word Walls and Other Resources
Effectively Provide High-Quality Instruction to Writers
Who Struggle Proven Strategies for Writers
Who Struggle-and All Writers Organize for Daily Writing
Broaden Your Definition of Writing Workshop
Find Time for Daily Writing
Set Up the Environment for Success
Provide More Choice Within Meaningful Structure
Teach Sensible Planning Strategies
Make Excellent Management a Priority
Put Genre Study in Perspective
A Framework for Teaching
Writing Genres Write and Publish More Short Pieces
Do More Publishing Conference with Students Know
What a Writing Conference Is Depend on Whole-Class
Share Tips for Successful Whole-Class Shares and Conferences
Use a Variety of Other Conferences
Simplify Writing Conferences
Put the Writer First Begin with Content Conferences
What to Focus on in a Content Conference End with Editing Conferences
What to Focus on in an Editing Conference
Hand Over More Responsibility to Students
Use Language that Signals Students to Take More Responsibility
Make Assessment Count Become More Knowledgeable About Assessment
Put Rubrics in Perspective
Put High-Stakes Testing in Perspective
Put a Schoolwide Assessment Policy into Practice
Work Toward Student Self-Assessment
Advocacy is Also Essential Build on Best Practice and Research Advocate for Excellence
Be Knowledgeable About Relevant Research
Some Key Research Findings
Take Responsibility for Becoming an Effective
Writing Teacher Adopt Practices of Highly Effective
Teachers Develop a Schoolwide Vision
Teach Kids to Be Courageous as Writers
Use High Achievement to Promote Best Practice
Teaching Make Every Minute Count Connect Your Home and School
Lives Secrets of Good Writers Conserve Your Energy
Important Timesavers My Best Advice Live Your Life
Conclusion: Write Your Own Ending
Teaching in Action: Lesson Essentials
Five-Day Lesson Plans
Secrets of Second Graders-Narrative
Writing Lesson Heart Poems-Poetry
Writing Lesson Procedural Writing-Informational
Writing Lesson Hero Writing-Lesson Persuasive
Writing-Lesson Teaching Points: Conference Video Clips
Appendices Examining Beliefs
About Writing Communications to Parents
Letter to Parents
About Raising Expectations (Grade 1)
Suggestions for Parents
Writing Forms
Understanding Nonfiction
Writing History Poetry
Writing Rubric Word
Work Sentence
Worksheet
Writing Strengths/Next Steps
Writing Rubric Editing Expectations Grade 2
Editing Expectations Grade 4
Editing Expectations Genre Characteristics
Favorite Poetry
Books Weekly Professional Conversation Guidelines
Brief Definitions of Terms
Notes
References
Index

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