Study Driven A Framework for Planning Units of Study in the Writing Workshop

ISBN-10: 0325007500
ISBN-13: 9780325007502
Edition: 2006
Authors: Katie Wood Ray
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List price: $38.13
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 6/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584

No matter what grade you teach, what state your school is in, and what level of diversity is present in your classroom, students have the right to be shown real-world examples of the kinds of writing they're asked to produce. For Katie Wood Ray, this foundational idea is also the beginning of an important way of approaching rigorous writing instruction. In Study Driven Ray shows you that encouraging students to read closely can improve the effectiveness of your writing instruction. Detailing her own method for utilizing the popular mentor-texts approach, Ray helps you immerse children in a close study of published texts that supports their learning, leads them to a better understanding of the traits of good writing, and motivates them to become more accomplished writers. Ray shows you how to set up your writing workshop to facilitate close study. From grounded understandings to informed practice to supportive resources, she demonstrates: how to find a rich variety of texts that give students a clear vision of the writing you want them to do how to strategically select texts to support whole-class learning as well as individual choice how your teaching language gives structure to curriculum development and student learning how good planning turns curricular standards and objectives into sensible units of study why depth can be a more practical and effective curricular goal than breadth in writing instruction Study Driven also gives you the ideas and resources for thirty units of study, ranging from genres to punctuation and appropriate across grade levels. Get students into the habit of studying what they read to help them plan their writing. Give them examples of real-world texts as well as the structure, the space, the time, and the guidance to change and grow as writers. Give yourself Study Driven and find out how.

Between her passion for elementary writing instruction and a love of children's literature, Katie Wood Ray found herself asking, "What if children were introduced to key qualities of good writing in the context of illustrations?" This question led to the research behind In Pictures and In Words. The answer was simple yet powerful: "The thinking students do while reading picture books can help them see the connection between what words and illustrations do to make meaning." As an author of bestselling Heinemann books such as Already Ready, Study Driven, About the Authors, and What You Know By Heart and as a member of Heinemann Professional Development Services, Katie has always given teachers resources and PD that transform writing instruction and help children discover a lifelong love of writing. A former Associate Professor at Western Carolina University Katie is now a full time writer and researcher of the teaching of writing. With a particular focus on the study of writing craft, she leads teacher workshops and summer institutes across the nation related to the teaching of writing. Her professional background includes both elementary and middle school teaching experience and two years as a staff developer at The Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College, Columbia University. She was also the coeditor of the journal Primary Voices K-6, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of English. Katie is also the author or coauthor of Spelling in Use: Looking Closely at Spelling in the Whole Language Classrooms (1996, NCTE), Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom (1999, NCTE), and The Writing Workshop: Working Through the Hard Parts (And Theyre All Hard Parts) (2001, NCTE). A frequent speaker at conferences and summer institutes around the country, Katie also has extensive experience teaching teachers in workshop and demonstration settings. Katie Wood Ray is a Heinemann Professional Development presenter. EC0

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Grounded Understandings
Two Snapshots of Studies in Action
Making a Case for Study
Before Revision, Vision: What Have You Read That Is Like What You're Trying to Write?
Understanding the Difference Between Mode and Genre
The World Is Full of Writing: Finding Texts for Teaching
Deciding What to Study from a World of Possibilities
Selecting Texts to Anchor Close Study
Informed Practice
Setting the Stage
Reading Immersion and Close Study
Turning Talk into Text: The Language of Specific Curriculum
Writing Under the Influence in All Phases of Study
The Predictable Rhythm of Process Studies in Writing Workshop
The Tension of Time, the Promise of Depth
Resource Sections
Introduction
Study Possibilities
Memoir
Short Stories of Realistic Fiction
Historical Fiction
True Stories from History: Historical Narrative
Crafting Family Stories into Literature
Poetry
Journeys of Thought: The Essay
Features Articles and Literary Nonfiction
Practical How-to Writing
Informative How-to Writing
Advice Writing
Feature Articles Based on Interviews
Exploring Possibilities: List Articles
Biographical Sketches and Profiles
Editorials, Commentary, and All Things Op-ed
ABC Texts
Reviews
News Reporting
Photo Essay
Slice-of-Life Writing
Topical Writing
Survey of Different Kinds of Writing in the World
Multigenre Writing
How Writers Use Punctuation as a Crafting Tool
How Illustrations and Graphics Enhance Meaning
How Writers Make Paragraphing Decisions
How Writers Craft Texts in Interesting Ways
How to Craft Using Obvious Text Structures
The Work of Author's Notes in Texts
How Writers Decide on Titles
Appendix A
Works Cited
Index

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