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.Opinion Texts The development of skill with argumentative writing has also received attention from researchers. ... for opinion writing, which is seen as a stepping-stone to the formal arguments students are expected to produce in middle and ... For example, a young child pleading for an ice cream cone might whine, tell his mother that she is the meanest mom in the ... writers are expected to express a clear opinion and include evidence for their opinions, as in an argumentative essay.

Title:Teaching Beginning Writers
Author:David L. Coker, Kristen D. Ritchey
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2015-03-18


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