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Teaching students to write with the level of fluency and focus demanded by new standards and common assessments is tough in a crowded curriculum loaded with lots of other instructional responsibilities. That's why you need this book with dozens of ready-made tools you can use right away with students in grades 3–8. The series of writing prompts, instructional strategies, evaluation forms, and other tools help you address eight traits that lead to writing success. And a seven-step process ensures you always know which tool to use and when to use it as you teach essential writing skills. Because of the level of student diversity you face, there are ideas and strategies for accommodating different learning styles and tips for English language learners, struggling readers, and students with disabilities.
(ASCD book, 2014) 8 1/2" x 10 3/4", 245 pages.
Learn how to use the Discourse and Writing Cycle, a highly effective instructional technique that takes the guessing out of the process of teaching writing across different subject areas in grades 4–12. The authors show content area teachers how the process of structured classroom discussion on a carefully chosen text, followed by writing, works in their grades—from upper elementary through high school classes in English language arts, math, science, and social studies—and provide clear models for implementation. Classroom examples and sample lessons make it easier for you to inspire students to become confident and competent writers.