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Lessons from a Writer
Readings and Resources for Teachers and Students
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Grade: 6th - 12th
Pub Date: 1/10/2011

There is much in this book to inspire any writer to seek more in his or her own writing: to pay attention to sounds, smells, people, and dialogue. Because Judith’s voice is strong, offering such a real and rich invitation, my students will listen.

Penny Kittle, author of Write Beside Them
 

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Inside Writing
How to Teach the Details of Craft
Donald H. GravesPenny Kittle
Grade: 2nd - 6th
Pub Date: 5/14/2019

Your curriculum is packed, and you have barely enough instructional time to teach students essential writing skills, let alone how to combine those skills to form cohesive, compelling work. Fortunately, there is a solution to the time crunch, a quicker, more effective way to help children understand the complexities of writing, and Don Graves and Penny Kittle are ready to share... more
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Every Kid a Writer
Strategies That Get Everyone Writing
Kelly Boswell
Grade: K - 5th
Pub Date: 10/6/2020

Anyone who has taught writing knows that sometimes the hardest part about teaching writing is getting students to write at all. 

What we sometimes forget, Kelly Boswell reminds us, is that every writer is reluctant to write at some point. It’s the conditions––not the kids––that determine success. In Every Kid A Writer, Kelly provides six field-tested... more

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Reading and Writing for Resiliency (DVD)
The Life-Changing Power of Enabling Texts
Alfred Tatum
Grade: 6th - 12th
Pub Date: 3/26/2010

In his staff development companion to Reading for Their Life, Alfred Tatum demonstrates the power enabling texts can have to change the life of African American adolescent males—and every student in the class.

On this powerful DVD, Alfred takes you into Deborah Osher’s classroom to see how his strategies work in regular, mixed-race/mixed-gender... more

The Six Academic Writing Assignments
Designing the User's Journey
Jim Burke
Grade: 9th - 12th
Pub Date: 10/23/2018

Writing assignments are road maps—or they should be. They guide the writer on a journey. They lay out a process, envision a destination.  They are designed. As Jim Burke explains it:  “What we are really doing when we create a year’s worth of writing assignments, of experiences, is designing a story.  Each day’s class a sentence, each week a paragraph, each unit a chapter... more

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Children Want to Write
Donald Graves and the Revolution in Children's Writing
Donald H. GravesEdited By: Thomas NewkirkPenny Kittle
Grade: K - 12th
Pub Date: 8/13/2019

Children Want to Write is a collection of Donald Graves most significant writings paired with video that illuminates his research and his inspiring work with teachers. See the earliest documented use of invented spelling, the earliest attempts to guide young children through a writing process, the earliest conferences. This collection allows you to see this revolutionary... more
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Flip Your Writing Workshop
A Blended Learning Approach
Dana JohansenSonja Cherry-Paul
Grade: 3rd - 8th
Pub Date: 4/18/2016

How many times during writing workshop have you thought, “If only I could clone myself!”  Dana and Sonja have a solution for finding more one-on-one teaching time during your writing workshop:  flipped learning.  Imagine students having access to instruction and support when they need it as often as they need it. While definitely not a replacement for you, the teacher, flipped... more

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The Writing Strategies Book
Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers
Jennifer Serravallo
Grade: K - 8th
Pub Date: 1/27/2017

The Reading Strategies Book made the New York Times Best Seller List by making it simpler to match students’ needs to high-quality instruction. Now, in The Writing Strategies Book, Jen Serravallo does the same, collecting 300 of the most effective strategies to share with writers, and grouping them beneath 10 crucial goals.

“You can think... more

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Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Writing
With More Than 50 Texts from National Geographic, The New York Times, Prevention, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, Harvard Business Review and Many Others
Nancy SteinekeHarvey "Smokey" Daniels
Grade: 6th - 12th
Pub Date: 4/11/2016

 • Over 50 reproducible mentor texts that demonstrate the moves of skillful nonfiction writers
• 36 ready to use content-literacy lessons designed to engage students in close reading, quick writing, and lively discussion
• More than 100 options for meaningful, content-focused extended writing projects. 

“Using these practical lessons, you can teach... more

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The Quickwrite Handbook
100 Mentor Texts to Jumpstart Your Students’ Thinking and Writing
Linda Rief
Grade: 5th - 12th
Pub Date: 6/15/2018

Helping students put words on a page can be hard enough. “I don’t have anything to write about!” they say. And when writing does happen, how do you help them develop these ideas into more effective pieces?

A powerful tool to jumpstart writing

In The Quickwrite Handbook, master teacher Linda Rief shares 100 compelling mentor... more

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