Reclaiming Reluctant Writers

Reclaiming Reluctant Writers

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The primary grades offer young students opportunities to tackle the basics of reading and writing. But when they encounter the demands of intermediate and middle-level writing, many students become unresponsive, and the gap between the a€œwillinga€ and a€œless willinga€ student widens. Reclaiming Reluctant Writers explores the myths and realities of writing and shows teachers how to give struggling students the knowledge, understanding, and confidence to write willingly and well. This practical guide features classroom-tested activities that take students from isolated skills to a deep and rich understanding of the form and function of language. Included in the book are many strategies for teaching the essentials of good writing: Topics and Flow of Ideas Organization Fluency and Experimentation Competency Peer Editing Power and Voice Reclaiming Reluctant Writers focuses on inspiring and nurturing young writers to become more competent and to regard writing not as a chore, but as a purposeful, pleasurable and satisfying experience.CLASSROOM BANNERS a€œBig ideas, a€ such as these, can be treated as banners or added to studentsa#39; notebooks as a way to develop ... It is the second day of school and I am eager to see the students participate in their first Eyewitness event. The Grade 4s and 5s each planted their crystals by mixing up the chemicals and pouring them over colored sponges. ... Myth: Personal narrative, memoirs, and poetry can be a way to liberate our reluctant writers and help us get to know them.

Title:Reclaiming Reluctant Writers
Author:Kellie Buis
Publisher:Pembroke Publishers Limited - 2007-01-01


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