Teaching Beginning Writers

Teaching Beginning Writers

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An essential qhow-toq primer, this book examines the process of learning to write and shares evidence-based instructional strategies for the primary grades. With an emphasis on explicit instruction and scaffolding students' learning, the authors explain when and how to teach handwriting, spelling, foundational skills such as sentence formation and editing, and composition in specific genres. They present clear-cut techniques for assessment, differentiation, and supporting struggling writers. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Writing are used as a framework for setting instructional goals. Reproducible assessment forms, checklists, and rubrics are provided; purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2q x 11q size.Even students who have listened to many books read aloud may not have thought about how stories, opinions, and informational texts operate or what parts make them unique. Also, many students in first grade may be unfamiliar with opinionanbsp;...

Title:Teaching Beginning Writers
Author:David L. Coker, Kristen D. Ritchey
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2015-04-02


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