Getting Started The Reading-Writing Workshop, Grades 4-8

ISBN-10: 0325009988
ISBN-13: 9780325009988
Edition: 2007
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Description: s Whether you're new to the classroom or merely new to the reading-writing workshop, Getting Started is the concise primer you're looking for that will help you implement these powerful teaching frameworks. s Workshop teaching is simple, research  More...

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List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 9/19/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.30" long x 0.41" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

s Whether you're new to the classroom or merely new to the reading-writing workshop, Getting Started is the concise primer you're looking for that will help you implement these powerful teaching frameworks. s Workshop teaching is simple, research based, and rewarding for you and your students. It can be launched by any teacher in any type of classroom, and Getting Started shows you the doable strategies for planning, organizing, teaching, and reflecting that make the workshop so effective. Linda Ellis and Jamie Marsh provide smart, practical advice about working with readers and writers of varying levels - including struggling students - differentiating your instruction to support everyone's needs, and helping diverse groups of children move toward a single classroom-wide goal of improved literacy. s Ellis and Marsh strip the workshop down to its most vital parts and offer you straight-ahead techniques for reading and writing, including: reading aloud implementing independent reading conferring with readers working with struggling readerss conducting writing minilessons conferring with writers sharing students' work. With valuable one-on-one instructional strategies, examples of student work, forms, checklists, and other tools, Getting Started includes everything you need to launch your workshop, to better understand your students' literacy needs, and to give them the support they deserve. s

Linda Ellis is coauthor of the Heinemann title Getting Started (2007). Currently Associate Professor of Literacy at Sam Houston State University, she has taught in ethnically rich and diverse settings throughout Texas for twenty-three years as a remedial reading and language arts teacher, a language arts program director, and a language arts consultant. She is past president of the Texas Association for the Improvement of Reading and has been active in several local councils of the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Jamie Marsh is coauthor of the Heinemann title Getting Started (2007). Currently a doctoral student at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education, she has taught intermediate and middle school English/Language Arts in California and Texas as well as undergraduate literacy methods at Sam Houston State University.

Foreword
Introduction
Reading Workshop
What Really Matters for Readers
What Do Readers Need?
What Are the Basic Components of Reading Workshop?
Reading Aloud
What Are the Benefits of Reading Aloud?
What Are Some Good Books to Read Aloud?
How Do I Get Students Engaged?
How Do I Keep Students Engaged?
What's the End Result?
Independent Reading
Why Does Independent Reading Really Matter?
What Does the Teacher Do During Independent Reading?
How Do I Help Students Choose Appropriate Books?
How Do I Know Whether a Student Is Really Reading?
How Do I Help a Reader Who Is Struggling with Text?
How Do I Use Assessments to Inform Instruction?
How Do I Help Students Who Can't Read?
What If the Student Can Read but Struggles with Text?
How Do I Help Students Develop Fluency?
How Do I Help Students Who Struggle with Comprehension? What if a Student Can Read but Won't?
How Do I Combine These Strategies in the Classroom?
What Are Some Favorite Books of Readers in Grades 4 through 8?
A Final Word
Sharing Reading
Why Does Sharing Really Matter?
How Can I Group Students for Sharing?
How Should Students Share?
Why Book Projects?
What About Written Responses?
A Final Word
Writing Workshop
What Really Matters for Writers
What Do Writers Need?
What Are the Basic Components of Writing Workshop?
What If a Student Refuses to Write?
Assessing Writers Through Kidwatching
Record Keeping
Why Does Sharing Really Matter
Whole-Group Share
Small-Group and Pair Shares
What Do Students Share?
How Do Students Publish Their Writing?
Prewriting Minilessons
Topics I Can Write About
Blueprinting
Reading-Writing Connections
A Final Word
Revision Minilessons
Joan Lowery Nixon's Three Rules for Revision
Using the Senses to Pull the Reader In
Leads
Conclusions
Paragraphing
A Final Word
Editing Minilessons
Run-On Sentences
General Punctuation
Commas
Punctuating Dialogue
Capitalization
Subject/Verb Agreement
Spelling
A Final Word
Getting Down to Basics
Launching the Workshop Classroom
How Do I Organize the Workshop Classroom?
How Do I Organize the Schedule?
What Do I Do the First Days of School?
Getting Started Checklist
Go Right to the Source: Student Evaluations Show the Way
On Endings and Beginnings
Student Information Sheet
Reading Survey
Personal Interest Inventory
The Burke Reading Interview Modified for Older Readers

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