Learning to Write with Purpose

Learning to Write with Purpose

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Communicating ideas and information is what makes writing meaningfula€”yet 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


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