From the analyses of teacher preparation, instruction, student engagement, classroom practices and routines there emerge three significant implications. The first implication is that writing is a process that requires writers to think about and reflect on choices and their choices' influences on both the writing and the readers. The second implication is that in order for the writing to be clear, interesting and descriptive for the readers the writer drafts and re-drafts based largely upon his own decisions about his writing. The third implication is that this process takes time, stamina and confidence.During the mini- lessons the teachers often engage the students in activities that allow them to practice the focus strategy. For example, the students help to complete class poems or help to revise or edit the teachersa#39; writing on chart paper.
|Title||:||Fourth-grade Writing Models in Three Successful Elementary Schools in the Boston Public School System|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|