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50 Ways to Develop Strategic Writers

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ISBN-10: 0131197908

ISBN-13: 9780131197909

Edition: 2005

Authors: Gail E. Tompkins, Cathy L. Blanchfield, X San Joaquin Writing Proj Staff, Patricia A. Tabloski

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With contributions from master teachers under the guidance of Gail Tompkins, Director of the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project, this book provides clear, step-by-step descriptions of 50 effective, proven strategies for helping learners in Grades 4-12 become competent strategic writers.Situated in the context of an actual classroom, each strategy is presented separately in each chapter with carefully constructed instructions for implementation. The book covers strategies for evaluating in small groups, creating a positive attitude about writing, developing fluency, finding a point of view, learning literacy devices, and so much more.For middle and secondary school reading and literature teachers.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

nbsp; Gail E. Tompkins nbsp; After teaching writing for more than 30 years at elementary through university levels, Gail E. Tompkins is now a full-time writer. ldquo;Irsquo;ve always liked to write,rdquo; Dr. Tompkins explains. ldquo;My Dad was an Army officer, stationed in post-war Germany when I was four.nbsp; I remember sitting beside my mother at the kitchen table while she wrote weekly letters to my grandparents. I drew pictures and wrote my own notes that she mailed along with her letters. In third grade, I received a journal and filled it with details about the everyday events in my life, like kids do. I did lots of writing in sixth gradendash;more than in high school. I wrote a 126-page tome about anthropology after reading a biography about Margaret Mead. My teacher urged me to improve my spelling and predicted that one day Irsquo;d be a writer. Now I realize that I already was one.rdquo; nbsp; Today Dr. Tompkins divides her time between the east and west coasts.nbsp; She spends much of the year in Fresno, California, but summers on Cape Cod. The photo on this page shows Dr. Tompkins at a beach in Wellfleet.nbsp; Take a clook at the cover of thisnbsp; edition ofTeaching Writing.nbsp;Again it features a pencil; this time the pencilrsquo;s morphed into a submarine thatrsquo;s exploring the Atlantic Ocean off the Cape. nbsp; Dr. Tompkins is ProfessorEmeritaat California State University, Fresno, where she received the prestigious Provostrsquo;s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Previously, she taught at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, where she received the Regentsrsquo; Award for Superior Teaching, and at Miami University in Ohio. Before that, she was an elementary teacher in Northern Virginia for eight years. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Dr. Tompkins has written numerous articles forLanguage Arts, The Reading Teacher,and other professional journals, and shersquo;s the author of these books, also published by Pearson: bull; Literacy for the 21 st Century: A Balanced Approach,5 th ed. (2010) bull; Literacy in the Early Grades: A Successful Start for PreK-4 Readers and Writers,3 rd ed. (2011) bull; Literacy in the Middle Grades: Teaching Reading and Writing to Fourth Through Eighth Graders, 2 nd ed. (2010) bull; Language Arts Essentials(2006) bull; Language Arts: Patterns of Practice, 7 th ed. (2009) bull; 50 Literacy Strategies, 3 rd ed. (2009)nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; In addition, Dr. Tompkins has worked with elementary-nbsp; through college-level writing teachers at two National Writing Project sites during the last three decades.nbsp; She directed the Oklahoma Writing Project when she taught at the University of Oklahoma, and more recently she led the San Joaquin Valley Writing Project (SJVWP) in California, where she encouraged teachers to write for publication.nbsp; Pearson has published these collections of classroom-tested teaching strategies and lessons written by SJVWP teachers:Teaching Vocabulary: 50 Creative Strategies, Grades 6-12, 2 nd ed. (2008), edited by Gail E. Tompkins and Cathy L. Blanchfield;50 Ways to Develop Strategic Writers(2005), also edited by Gail E. Tompkins and Cathy L. Blanchfield; andSharing the Pen: Interactive Writing With Young Children(2004), edited by Gail E. Tompkins and Stephanie Collom. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;

Introduction: Unlocking the Mysteries of Writing
Assessment Rubrics: Evaluating in Small Groups
Choice: Creating a Positive Attitude About Writing
Classifying Errors: Helping Students Recognize Their Error Patterns
Collaborative Research: Writing from a KWL Chart
Color Coding: Using Color as a Revision Tool
Conferences: Encouraging Students to Talk About Their Writing
Content Analogies: Connecting the Complex with the Familiar
Counting Words: Developing Fluency
Creative Models: Writing Haiku Poetry
Daily Response Journals: Developing Writing Fluency
Double Entry Journals: Promoting Descriptive Writing
Editing Stations: Fine-Tuning Writing
Essay Models: Writing the "Bad Essay" to Understand What is Good
Essential Questions: Creating Focused Writers
Explicit Instruction: Teaching Grammar During Editing
Found Poems: Writing from Personal Journals
Gallery Walk of Questions: Asking Questions to Think Critically
Graphic Analysis Essays: Using Collaborative Questioning
Idea Logs: Recording Thoughts
Developing Sensory Awareness for Observation Writing
Interactive Writing: Teaching Skills in Context
Interactive Writing: Teaching the Power of Dialogue
Key Words: Writing Summary Sentences
Listening Guides: Developing Audience Awareness
Metacognitive Assessment: Reflecting on Writing
Organizing Ideas: Using Inspiration in Prewriting
Persona Profiles: Finding a Point of View
Personal Journals: Writing a Collections of Vignettes
Poetry Models: Learning Literacy Devices
Process Posters: Making the Writing Process Visible
Prompt Creation: Crafting Practice Assessments
Proofreading: Using Direct Instruction to Teach Editing
Published Models: Using Periodicals in the Writing Process
Reflection: Looking Back on Writing
Revision: Clarifying Purpose and Audience
Revision Charts: Analyzing for Essay Organization
Rubrics: Encouraging Metacognitive Thinking
Self-Evaluation: Developing Metacognitive Writers
Sentence Banks: Modeling Sentence Variety
Sentence Combining: Promoting Stylistic Maturity
Sentence Expanding: Teaching Grammar During Editing
Showing Writing: Teaching the Art of Description
Snapshots: Teaching Descriptive Writing
Student Models: Scaffolding the Writing Process
Summaries: Taking Writing from Notes to Summary
Summary Grids: Writing for Academic Purposes
Text Models: Mimicking the Media
Text to Scripts: Creating Dramatic Dialogue
Tone Study: Revealing the Writer's Attitude
Writing Workshop: Implementing the Writing Process
Conclusion: Lessons LearnedMeet the Authors