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Write Beside Them Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing

ISBN-10: 0325010978
ISBN-13: 9780325010977
Edition: 2008
Authors: Penny Kittle
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Description: s Write Beside Them debutssassthe field's most comprehensive, contemporary, and practical book on high school writing. Kittlesnot only tells how a skillful writing teacher operates, she shows you on thesaccompanying DVD, with clips of kidssat work  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.63
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 5/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.30" wide x 9.10" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

s Write Beside Them debutssassthe field's most comprehensive, contemporary, and practical book on high school writing. Kittlesnot only tells how a skillful writing teacher operates, she shows you on thesaccompanying DVD, with clips of kidssat work in every stage of a writing workshop. Andsall this glorioussteachingshappens with real, sometimes strugglingskids who remind us of our own classrooms and students. sWrite Beside Them is the whole package. - Harvey Daniels Author of Content-Area Writing and Subjects Matter s What makes the single biggest difference to student writers? When the invisible machinery of your writing processes is made visible to them. Write Beside Them shows you how to do it. It's the comprehensive book and DVD that English/language arts teachers need to ensure that teens improve their writing. s Across genres, Penny Kittle presents a flexible framework for instruction, the theory and experience to back it up, and detailed teaching information to help you implement it right away. Each section of Write Beside Them describes a specific element of Kittle's workshop: Daily writing practice: writer's notebooks and quick writes Instructional frameworks: minilessons, organization, conferring, and sharing drafts Genre work: narrative, persuasion, and writing in multiple genres Skills work: grammar, punctuation, and style Assessment: evaluation, feedback, portfolios, and grading. All along the way, Kittle demonstrates minilessons that respond to students' immediate needs, and her Student Focus sections profile and spotlight how individual writers grew and changed over the course of her workshop. In addition, Write Beside Them provides a study guide, reproducibles, writing samples from Penny and her students, suggestions for nurturing your own writing life, and a helpful FAQ. Best of all, the accompanying DVD takes you right inside Penny's classroom. Its video clips explicitly model how to make the process of writing accessible to all kids. s Penny Kittle's active coaching and can-do attitude alone will energize your teaching and inspire you to write with your students. But her strategies, expert advice, and compelling in-class video footage will help you turn inspiration into great teaching. Read Write Beside Them and discover that the most important influence for all young writers is their teacher.

As a professional development coordinator for the Conway, New Hampshire, School District, Penny Kittle acts as a K-12 literacy coach and directs new-teacher mentoring. In addition, she teaches writing at Conway's Kennett High School and in the Summer Literacy Institutes at the University of New Hampshire. Penny is the author and coauthor of numerous books with Heinemann including Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers; Children Want to Write (coauthored with Thomas Newkirk); Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing, which won the 2009 James N. Britton Award from NCTE; The Greatest Catch, and Public Teaching. Penny coauthored two books with Donald H. Graves - Inside Writing and Quick Writes. As an in-demand Heinemann Professional Development Provider Penny delivers PD workshops, webinars, and on-site seminars and consulting services nationwide. Please join us in congratulating Penny Kittle for her 2009 NCTE Britton Award for Write Beside Them! Click here to learn more about her award. Penny's students make a statement about how student choice in reading has affected them, click here to watch the video.

Foundations
It's a Wonderful Life
This I Believe
How Writing Units Work Together: A Scaffold of Writing Instruction
Student Focus: Josh
Collecting Thinking
The Writer's Notebook
Quick Writes
Writer's Workshop
The Opportunities in a Writer's Workshop
Thinking Through Genre
The Art of Story
The Art of Persuasion
Seeking Balance: Writing About Literature and Writing About Life
Finding Form for Ideas: Blending Genres
Mechanics
Grammar, Punctuation, and What Keeps Me Up at Night
Assessment
Leading Students to Reflection and Independence
In the End, What Writing Is For ...
Works Cited and Consulted
Index

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