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Lasting Impressions

Lasting Impressions

Weaving Literature into the Writing Workshop

By Shelley Harwayne

    The kind of book one can't stop reading. On the other hand, one must stop, for this is not only a good read, it is also crammed with the kinds of ideas you'll want to adapt to your own classroom.
    —Teaching K8
In this practical book filled with the stories of real children, Shelley Harwayne invites readers to explore the diverse roles literature plays in any writing workshop. The author re-examines the familiar workshop structures of mini-lessons, conferences, author-studies, and reader response groups and adds several new and surprising ways to weave literature into students' writing lives.
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    The kind of book one can't stop reading. On the other hand, one must stop, for this is not only a good read, it is also crammed with the kinds of ideas you'll want to adapt to your own classroom.
    —Teaching K8
In this practical book filled with the stories of real children, Shelley Harwayne invites readers to explore the diverse roles literature plays in any writing workshop. The author re-examines the familiar workshop structures of mini-lessons, conferences, author-studies, and reader response groups and adds several new and surprising ways to weave literature into students' writing lives. These include using literature to:
  • build classroom community
  • understand students' literary histories
  • facilitate keeping a writer's notebook
  • discover important writing topics
  • put listening at the core of students' writing processes
  • inspire lifelong investigations of good writing.
The text follows the chronology of a school year and is studded with literature excerpts, student writing samples, record-keeping devices, case studies, and vignettes of classroom life.

In Lasting Impressions, Shelley Harwayne draws upon her travels, her speeches, and her family life, but mainly on her passion for putting fine literature into the hands and hearts of young children. It will be a valuable resource for all elementary and middle school teachers, especially those who wonder if the literature that lines their classroom walls is making a lasting impression on their students' lives and their writing.

Contents

Contents:
I. Early On-Becoming Passionate About Literature 1. The Camaraderie of Language and Literature 2. More Than Backpacks and Lunchboxes: Exploring Children's Literary Histories 3. Literature as a Seedbed for Growing Your Own Plants 4. Inviting Students in on the Search 5. Listening Is at the Core 6. The Special Connection Between Literature and the Writer's Notebook II. A Later Look-Becoming Passionate About Literary Technique 7. Closer Study 8. When Mentors Really Matter 9. Book Talk That Makes a Difference 10. One Child's Efforts: The Story of Amaury 11. Conferring and Literature: The Record Keeping and Routines That Support Our Efforts 12. Expanding the Notion of Mini-Lessons III. A Look Ahead-Making It All Possible 13. You've Got to Have a Dream