Writer's Workshop for the Common Core

Writer's Workshop for the Common Core

Book - 2012
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Writing instruction expert Warren Combs presents a step-by-step plan for teaching writing workshops that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The book is filled with practical mini-lessons, strategies, and tools for every stage of the writing process, from prewriting through publication. Scripting is provided, to show teachers how to model each strategy for students. In addition, Dr. Combs shows how teachers can use the following elements:

  • The concepts Voice, Pictures, and Flow, to help students understand the essential elements of writing
  • The words Invite, Model, Write, Look, and Learn, to model effective writing for students and have them learn from your example
  • Revision strategies such as Jot and Blend, Combining Sentences, Writing Leads, and Writing Closes
  • Peer revision using Peer-Assisted Learning Systems (PALS)
  • Student self-assessment rubrics

The book also includes scoring guides and pacing guides, to help teachers implement writing workshops more easily. As Dr. Combs demonstrates, you can give workshops more structure while still making writing come alive for your students.

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Combs, a trainer, author, and professional development consultant focusing on teaching writing, offers a step-by-step plan for aligning the writer's workshop model with the Common Core State Standards for elementary and middle grades. He describes how to combine the data from summative assessments with key practices in teaching writing and outlines the evolution of the writing cycle, which connects the writer's workshop to state writing tests. He explains the use of key terms when teaching; instructional tools and strategies that emphasize formative assessment of the writing process, including analyzing and creating standards-based writing topic prompts, prewriting, drafting for special needs and gifted students, and revision; proofreading; scoring; unassisted writing samples; and publication. Lessons and examples are included. No index is provided. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Larchmont, NY : Eye on Education, c2012
ISBN: 9781596671928
Branch Call Number: 372.623 C733w
Characteristics: xiv, 194 p. : ill. ; 26 cm


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