If You're Trying to Teach Kids How to Write . . . ...You've Gotta Have This Book!

ISBN-10: 0865303177

ISBN-13: 9780865303171

Edition: 1995 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Incentive Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Introduction
The Roots
Where Writing Starts
What Do You Believe About Writing?
So You're Trying To Teach Kids How To Write
What Does It Mean To Teach Writers?
In The Writing Classroom
The Climate Where Kids Will Dare To Write
Take Another Look At Writing
Over 200 Alternatives To... "Write A Story"
The Foundation
Bringing Kids Back To Language
Word Play Is Not Just For Children
Language Delight And Classroom Life
Easing Into Writing
How To Use These Word-Play Ideas
How To Adapt An Idea To Your Writers
50 Ways To Build With Words
The Romance
What's Going On Here?
Starting Love Affairs With Ideas
Where Do Writers Get Ideas?
Romancing Writers
With Literature
With Music
With Art
With Themselves
With Movement
With A Feeling You Can't Ignore
With ... Just Talking
With Adventures
With Content Area Experiences
Which Romancers Are Right For Your Writers?
The Process
Writing Is A Process
The Writing Process: A 10-Stage Plan That Works
Ifs ... Ands ... and Buts
What The Teacher Does While The Kids Write
"But That All Takes So Much Time," You're Saying!
A Sample Lesson Through All 10 Stages
Tools and Techniques
The Creativity--Skills Tug-of-War
What Are The Tools Of Writing?
Some Skills For Beginning Writers
Some Skills For Experienced Writers
About Mechanics
Nurturing Writing Skills
Response and Revision
What Is Response?
What Is Revision?
Response and Revision ... The Two Go Together
The P-Q-P Plan For Responding and Revising
Tips For Teaching Kids How To Respond To Writing
Tips For Teaching Kids How To Revise Writing
Presenting
Showing Off Writing
Why Share Writing?
What's Your Role?
When To Share? When Not To Share?
A Selection Of Ideas For Presenting Kids' Writing
Writing Portfolios
A Natural Partnership
What Is A Writing Portfolio?
Purposes Of Writing Portfolios
Kinds Of Writing Portfolios
Inside The Portfolio
Don't Start Yet
Using Portfolios
Assessment
Assessment ... What Is It?
Why Do It?
How To Do It?
The Teacher's Role
Teaching Kids To Reflect On Writing
Scoring Writing
Portfolio Assessment
Problems
A New Look At Problems
Succeeding With Kids Who Can't, Won't, Or Don't
Succeeding With Kids Too Young To Write
What To Do When The Whole Lesson Is A Flop
Answers To Questions Teachers Ask Most Often
Just Ideas
Dreams In Broad Daylight ... 100 Alternatives To "What I Did On My Summer Vacation"
Especially, but not only, For Little Kids
Especially, but not only, For Reluctant Writers
Especially, but not only, For Gifted Writers
Writing Across The Curriculum
Independence
In Celebration Of Independent Writing
How To Help Them Do It On Their Own
A Word Of Caution About Independent Writing Aids
A Permanent Writing Center For Your Classroom
Personal Journals For Kids And Teachers
Conclusion
One More Very Good Idea
Index
General Index
Idea Index
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