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Teaching Writing in Title I (eBook)

By Nancy Akhavan

Using carefully crafted planning tools, lessons, and graphic organizers, Nancy shows you how to make writing workshop fit seamlessly into your day.  She includes effective intervention activities for struggling writers, as well as tips for working with English learners.


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You know the challenges. In your Title I school you have students who are already at risk. Imagine what could happen if you could catch them up, forestall learning issues before they are entrenched, put them on equal footing with their peers. Nancy Akhavan has done it—in school after school. In Teaching Writing in a Title I School she shows you how to craft a rich literacy world where all your students thrive.

The first step you can take is to teach them to write. Really. Teaching children to write well is the key to helping them express themselves. It’s also a scaffold to guide their thinking and understanding. It just might solve your teaching problems. You can ensure that all children learn, and you can close the achievement gap.”

Nancy’s guidance is as practical as it is effective. Her carefully crafted planning tools, lessons, and graphic organizers make writing workshop fit seamlessly into your day. Her classroom workshop routines promote student engagement and provide focus. You’ll learn how to organize units of study using the lessons from your existing writing program. State standards and meaningful assessment suddenly become manageable. You’ll also find effective intervention activities for students who struggle and tips for teaching English learners to write.

This book is a must-have resource for teaching to engage all your students, ensure learning, and effectively intervene when students need it. With its companion, Teaching Reading in a Title I School, individual teachers, teachers studying together in professional learning communities, and preservice teachers will find the tools they need to build literacy instruction that guides all their students to high achievement.

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Part 1: Engage

  1. Engagement Strategies for Working with Young Writers
  2. Writing Workshop: The Essential Components
  3. Teaching Charts: Visual Scaffolds for Young Children, English Learners, and Reluctant Writers

Part 2: Teach

  1. The Minilesson: Ensuring Learning Through Explicit Instruction
  2. Write from Day One: Focused and Guided Writing Practice
  3. Launching and Leading Students’ Writing Development: Teaching Strategies and Skills
  4. Knowing How to Help: Intervention for Struggling Writers
  5. Language Sense: Helping English Learners Write


  1. Minilesson Form
  2. List of 100 Most Frequently Used Words
  3. Kindergarten Writing Paper
  4. First Grade Writing Paper
  5. First Grade Writing Paper Memory Moment
  6. First Grade Editing Checklist
  7. First Grade Memory Moment Planning
  8. First Grade Writing Paper
  9. Second Grade Memory Moment Planning
  10. Add-on Writing Planning Paper
  11. Favorite Part
  12. Additional Writing Paper
  13. Bubblegum Stretch
  14. My Favorite Word Bank
  15. Picture Detail Planning Paper
  16. Nonfiction Reading Note-taking Paper: First Grade
  17. Nonfiction Reading Note-taking Paper
  18. Picture Word Card
  19. Picture Word Bank
  20. Word Journal Cover
  21. Word Journal Type of Word Page
  22. Word Journal Definition Page
  23. Words I Use
  24. Elkonian Box




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