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Come to Class

Lessons for High School Writers

By Carol Jago

Organized around five fundamental types of writing—expository writing, persuasive writing, writing about literature, narrative writing, and reflective writing—Come to Class will help you personalize your writing curriculum while at the same time it will support you as you prepare your students for district assessments.

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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 teaching moves and language and includes suggestions on pacing the lesson, setting students up for success, organizing flexible groups, and troubleshooting common classroom management problems.

Organized around five fundamental types of writing—expository writing, persuasive writing, writing about literature, narrative writing, and reflective writing—Come to Class will help you personalize your writing curriculum while at the same time it will support you as you prepare your students for district assessments.

Contents

Unit Books:
Through its five writing units Come to Class offers a systematic method for teaching the various types of writing.

Writing to Explain highlights the relationship between writers and readers and helps students explain themselves clearly, convincingly, and cohesively.

Writing to Persuade focuses on persuasive writing and, using a wide variety of literary and rhetorical examples, demonstrates how teachers can help students craft effective essays.

Writing About Literature offers novel methods for helping students write both analytically and insightfully about poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and literary nonfiction.

Narrative Writing teaches students how to use the features of fiction—anecdote, dialogue, setting, tone—to tell stories and to enliven analytical essays.

Reflective Writing invites students to explore important issues in personal essays that go beyond simple autobiography and use personal experience as a springboard for analysis.

Each unit contains an opening essay, seven lessons, and the texts, templates, and rubrics that students need to successfully compose a specific type of writing. By the end of each unit, students will have planned, drafted, revised, edited, and assessed a finished essay or story.

Teaching Guide:
In the Come to Class Teaching Guide, Carol explains the motivations and ideals that inspired Come to Class. In addition to providing an overview of the Come to Class components and instructional design, Carol also presents

  • tips on how to be successful writing students and teachers
  • the professional understandings you will need to establish and maintain a rigorous and responsive writing curriculum
  • a checklist of strategies and survival tips on how to cope with the paper load and other inherent challenges in writing instruction.

The Resources:
The Resources CD-ROM
provides a range of print and video resources to support your teaching throughout the year to help you differentiate instruction and craft your own writing curriculum.

  • Through a narrated slide show, Carol explains her philosophy and teaching approach and guides you through a typical class session.
  • Using six authentic student essays, Carol demonstrates approaches to providing feedback that is helpful and full of information about good writing—without overwhelming student writers.
  • Lists of teaching tips and a Come to Class calendar provide professional insight and inspiration.
  • All of the lesson-specific teaching tools and handouts are provided in an electronic format that is easy to search and print out.

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Email planningservices@heinemann.com if you would like to contact Carol Jago directly about professional development support.