Ten Things Every Writer Needs to Know

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Author: Jeff Anderson

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571108106

Category: Education

Page: 287

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Whether writing a blog entry or a high-stakes test essay, fiction or nonfiction, short story or argumentation, students need to know certain things in order to write effectively. In 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know, Jeff Anderson focuses on developing the concepts and application of ten essential aspects of good writing--motion, models, focus, detail, form, frames, cohesion, energy, words, and clutter. Throughout the book, Jeff provides dozens of model texts, both fiction and nonfiction, that bring alive the ten things every writer needs to know. By analyzing strong mentor texts, young writers learn what is possible and experiment with the strategies professional writers use. Students explore, discover, and apply what makes good writing work. Jeff dedicates a chapter to each of the ten things every writer needs to know and provides mini-lessons, mentor texts, writing process strategies, and classroom tips that will motivate students to confidently and competently take on any writing task. With standardized tests and Common Core Curriculum influencing classrooms nationwide, educators must stay true to what works in writing instruction. 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know keeps teachers on track--encouraging, discovering, inspiring, reminding, and improving writing through conversation, inquiry, and the support of good writing behaviors.

Everyday Editing

Inviting Students to Develop Skill and Craft in Writer's Workshop

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Author: Jeff Anderson

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571107096

Category: Education

Page: 164

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Editing is often seen as one item on a list of steps in the writing process—usually put somewhere near the end, and often completely crowded out of writer's workshop. Too many times daily editing lessons happen in a vacuum, with no relationship to what students are writing. In Everyday Editing, Jeff Anderson asks teachers to reflect on what sort of message this approach sends to students. Does it tell them that editing and revision are meaningful parts of the writing process, or just a hunt for errors with a 50/50 chance of getting it right—comma or no comma? Instead of rehearsing errors and drilling students on what's wrong with a sentence, Jeff invites students to look carefully at their writing along with mentor texts, and to think about how punctuation, grammar, and style can be best used to hone and communicate meaning. Written in Jeff's characteristically witty style, this refreshing and practical guide offers an overview of his approach to editing within the writing workshop as well as ten detailed sets of lessons covering everything from apostrophes to serial commas. These lessons can be used throughout the year to replace Daily Oral Language or error-based editing strategies with a more effective method for improving student writing.

Mechanically Inclined

Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop

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Author: Jeff Anderson

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571104127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Places grammar theory in context with practical instruction strategies, explains why students often don't understand or apply grammar correctly, and demonstrates how to create a workshop environment that supports grammar and mechanics concepts.

100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399525087

Category: Reference

Page: 245

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A comprehensive handbook for writers encompasses information and advice on topics such as building one's skills, setting up a workspace, getting editors' attention, finding a literary agent, and avoiding common mistakes. Original.

Conferring with Young Writers

What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do

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Author: Kristin Ackerman,Jennifer McDonough

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625310390

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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If you've ever sat down to confer with a child and felt at a loss for what to say or how to help move him or her forward as a writer, this book is for you. If you are a strong teacher of writing but are not seeing results from your students, this book is for you. Authors Kristin Ackerman and Jennifer McDonough have been teaching writing for several years and know that conferring can be a murky and messy process--perhaps the hardest component of all. Written from the lessons they've learned through hard-won classroom experience--their mistakes and challenges--Conferring with Young Writers is based on what Kristin and Jen call the "three Fs": frequency, focus, and follow-up. They've created a classroom management system that offers routine and structure for giving the most effective feedback in a writing conference. This book will help writing teachers--and students--learn to break down and utilize the qualities that enable good writing: elaboration, voice, structure, conventions, and focus. The authors also provide the knowledge and skills it takes to confer well, which will help you improve as a writing teacher and give your students the confidence to think of themselves as writers.

Enacting Adolescent Literacies across Communities

Latino/a Scribes and Their Rites

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Author: R. Joseph Rodríguez

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 149853645X

Category: Education

Page: 180

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This book offers lenses and portraits of Latino/a adolescents who put into practice the elements of literacy for English language arts learning and understanding. It illustrates how adolescents experience scribal identities and language pluralism that sustains their cultural knowledge as they make meaning in civic and schooling communities.

Revision Decisions

Talking Through Sentences and Beyond

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Author: Jeff Anderson,Deborah Dean

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1625310064

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Revision is often a confusing and difficult process for students, but it's also the most important part of the writing process. If students leave our classrooms not knowing how to move a piece of writing forward, we've failed them. Revision Decisions will help teachers develop the skills students need in an ever-evolving writing, language, and reading world. Jeff Anderson and Deborah Dean have written a book that engages writers in the tinkering, playing, and thinking that are essential to clarify and elevate writing. Focusing on sentences, Jeff and Deborah use mentor texts to show the myriad possibilities that exist for revision. Essential to their process is the concept of classroom talk. Readers will be shown how revision lessons can be discussed in a generative way, and how each student can benefit from talking through the revision process as a group. Revision Decisions focuses on developing both the writing and the writer. The easy-to-follow lessons make clear and accessible the rigorous thinking and the challenging process of making writing work. Narratives, setup lessons, templates, and details about how to move students toward independence round out this essential book. Additionally, the authors weave the language, reading, and writing goals of the Common Core and other standards into an integrated and connected practice. The noted language arts teacher James Britton once said that good writing "floats on a sea of talk." Revision Decisions supports those genuine conversations we naturally have as readers and writers, leading the way to the essential goal of making meaning.

Literacy: Helping Students Construct Meaning

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Author: J. David Cooper,Michael D. Robinson,Jill Ann Slansky,Nancy D. Kiger

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305960602

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

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A leading resource for K-8 literacy programs, this extremely popular reading methods text has a simple goal: to provide aspiring teachers with the tools to help every student learn to read and write. LITERACY: HELPING STUDENTS CONSTRUCT MEANING, 10th Edition has been completely reorganized to better meet the changing needs of college and university instructors; for instance, with early coverage of assessment in recognition of its foundational nature. This text continues to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with the information, strategies, and techniques they need to assist their students in becoming literate. It is distinguished in the field by its use of practical literacy lessons and authentic examples of children's literature, which clearly demonstrate how to teach reading and writing. The Common Core State Standards are also fully integrated throughout the text, and full-color children's stories (in excerpts or in their entirety) model extended literacy lessons. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Zack Delacruz

Me and My Big Mouth

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Author: Jeff Anderson

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

ISBN: 9781454914990

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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Zack Delacruz is unnoticed at his middle school--and that's just the way he likes it. But a school assembly, a typhoon of spit, and an uncharacteristic moment of bravery are all it takes to change everything. Suddenly Zack is in charge of the class fundraiser. Worse, his partner is the school's biggest bully! If they don't sell all the chocolate bars, there will be no dance for the sixth grade. Zack never wanted to be a hero, but with his classmates' hopes on the line, can he save the day?

10 Things Every Mom Entrepreneur Should Know

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Author: The Founding Moms

Publisher: BlogIntoBook.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 50

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What makes mom entrepreneurs tick? Learn from successful CEO's on how to blend motherhood and business so that you can fine-tune your self-starter skills and raise a successful company. Experts on graphic design, online sales, branding, copywriting and more offer tips and tricks to help launch your dream, keep it running and grow it into a thriving enterprise.