Communicating ideas and information is what makes writing meaningfulayet many upper elementary and middle school students write in a vacuum, without considering the aims of their writing or the needs of their readers. This highly informative, teacher-friendly book presents a fresh perspective on writing instruction along with practical methods for the classroom. Teachers learn ways to promote the skills and strategies needed to write and revise effectively in a range of genres: personal narratives, fiction, and poetry; persuasive, explanatory, and qhow-toq writing; and writing for high-stakes tests. Special features include vivid classroom vignettes, examples of student work, evaluation guidelines, and suggested qmentor textsq that model different genres.Perhaps they want to express their reactions to a consumer report in Consumer Reports for Kids or a report on an athlete in Sports Illustrated Kids. ... Classroom Scenario: To Persuade Although we encourage letters to the editor about a local issue of concern to ... She starts looking for letters to the editor, books, and persuasive essays on the Internet that might serve as mentor texts for persuasive writing.
|Title||:||Learning to Write with Purpose|
|Author||:||Karen Kuelthau Allan, Mary C. McMackin, Erika Thulin Dawes, Stephanie A. Spadorcia|
|Publisher||:||Guilford Publications - 2013-11-07|