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ISBN-10 0132885581ISBN-13 9780132885584
ISBN-10 0132884623ISBN-13 9780132884624
Author(s): Alison Black; Jane D. Miller
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 264

Teachers get valuable help for improving students’ writing through research-based authentic writing samples and positive coaching conversations.

A guide, an incentive, and a model, this resource uses real classroom writing and pedagogical elements that provide specific context, research connections, teacher talk, and, most importantly, students’ writing examples, to help teachers teach writing. This book provides a structure for pre-service and practicing preschool through grade six teachers to use to reflect on how they teach writing—and to use what they learn from students’ writing to inform their instruction.

Here readers get a firm foundation of theory and research to promote the teaching of writing and the use of coaching conversations, plus a look at seven pedagogical elements—Context, Research Corner, Writing Sample, Coaching Conversation, Assessment, Teacher Comments, and Questions for Consideration—that help to structure the remainder of the text. The chapters are organized by grade level and model a variety of writing genres and content areas. Each chapter includes authentic writing samples and coaching conversations specific to students’ needs. Using these classroom-based scenarios, instructors can enhance the development of teacher talk that acknowledges students as writers, facilitates students’ meaning making, and enables students to move toward writer consciousness.

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