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Teaching Middle School Writers

Laura Robb

Pub Date: 3/18/2010
Product Type: BOOK WITH DVD
Grade: 5th - 8th

“My whole goal with this book was to come at teaching writing from the angle that matters most: students’ perspective. They taught me what I needed to know to make this book live up to their passion for writing.” Laura Robb Adolescents have robust and rewarding writing lives outside of school that involve journals, emails, text... more

The Essential Don Murray

Thomas Newkirk , Donald Murray , Lisa Miller

Pub Date: 9/28/2009
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: K - College

Lessons from America’s Greatest Writing Teacher Don Murray’s mission was to demystify writing by revealing as much as possible about the habits, processes, and practices of writers. This book carries on his work and shows the evolution of his thinking by collecting his most influential pieces as well as unpublished essays, entries... more

Teaching Middle School Writers and Readers Bundle

Nancy Allison , Laura Robb

Pub Date: 9/2/2009 1
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 4th - 8th

Tap into adolescents’ personal writing and reading lives and save with the Teaching Middle School Writers and Readers Bundle. This bundle combines two books written for middle school teachers by two middle school teachers, Laura Robb's Teaching Middle School Writers and Nancy Allison's Middle School Readers. Click on the respective... more

Come to Class

Carol Jago

Pub Date: 3/14/2008
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 9th - 10th

  Teaching students to write well is hard. Team teaching with a master writing teacher can make it easier—and more productive. Come to Class offers you that opportunity. In Come to Class, Carol Jago shares the writing lessons and classroom survival skills she honed over 32 years of teaching. Each lesson describes Carol’s... more

Teaching the Neglected "R"

Thomas Newkirk , Richard Kent

Pub Date: 10/1/2007
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 7th - 12th

  Writing is how students connect the dots in their knowledge. Although many models of effective ways to teach writing exist, both the teaching and practice of writing are increasingly shortchanged throughout the school and college years. —From The Neglected “R” The National Commission on Writing   Every... more

micro lessons in writing

James Vopat

Pub Date: 2/1/2007 1
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: K - 12th

Sometimes big ideas are best taught simply. In Micro Lessons in Writing Jim Vopat makes the complex concepts of writing instruction easier for you and your students: one little lesson per page, one big idea. Micro Lessons may be small, but they’re big on practicality, providing your instruction with grounding, direction, and... more

50 Essential Lessons

Jim Burke

Pub Date: 11/20/2006
Product Type: Bundle
Grade: 9th - 12th

50 Essential Lessons is the result of the lessons Jim Burke learned while asking himself how to teach his students the skills they needed to succeed in school and in the larger world. Anchored in standards shared by a range of national literacy documents, these lessons focus on the core cognitive and personal skills—reading,... more

The 9 Rights of Every Writer

Vicki Spandel

Pub Date: 7/1/2005 1
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: K - 12th

Writing instruction stands at a crossroads. Efforts to define and then assess the key qualities of writing have helped pinpoint what outcomes matter most and how to measure them, yet they threaten to become an end in themselves. Meanwhile, high-quality instruction seeks to create a safe environment that applauds risk taking by... more

Writing Reminders

Jim Burke

Pub Date: 8/4/2003 1
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 6th - 12th

Like Reading Reminders, its best-selling companion, Writing Reminders is designed to be read on the run—between periods, while planning, even while teaching—to make every minute count in your classroom, to help you work smarter and more effectively. And like Reading Reminders, it features Jim Burke's best techniques, this time... more

Cohesive Writing

Carol Jago

Pub Date: 2/19/2002
Product Type: Paperback
Grade: 9th - 12th

A heartfelt thank you to Carol Jago for writing with clarity and passion, for raising the standard on how to help students meet Standards.—Kylene Beers, Editor, Into FocusTo write cohesively means doing many things at once—wrestling with ideas, balancing form and function, pushing words this way and that, attending to syntax... more