The Learning-to-write Process in Elementary Classrooms

The Learning-to-write Process in Elementary Classrooms

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This text models for teachers how to help children learn and write by establishing comfort with writing, building confidence, and developing competence. Several themes run through the learning-to-write-process presented in this text: * Writing is communication; * Writing is a powerful tool for learning; * How children feel about their writing and themselves as writers affects how they learn to write; * Teachers are coworkers with students; children from many backgrounds can learn to write together. The text sythesizes what we know about how children learn, how we write, and what we write into a process of teaching children to write. It is intended to serve as a starting place for developing theories of how to best teach writing.Likewise, the writing forms focus on the reader: letters, pamphlets, persuasive essays, political brochures, advertisements, editorials, religious writings. A a€œJust Say Noa€ poster is an example of persuasive writing. A recent one I saw showed kidsanbsp;...

Title:The Learning-to-write Process in Elementary Classrooms
Author:Suzanne Bratcher
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-07-26


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