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Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product

Tompkins, Gail E.

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Accessible and reader-friendly, this is the definitive book on teaching writing to children in grades K-8, the only title on the market to thoroughly address both the process and the product of writing.

 

Covers strategies for teaching prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing through writing workshops, literature focus units, and thematic units; techniques for helping children develop ideas, organize writing, choose vocabulary, apply stylistic devices, and correct mechanical errors; and, five levels of scaffolded composition instruction: modeled, shared, interactive, guided, and independent writing.

 

Addressing Process and Product

NEW! A Writing Workshop CD now included in every copy of the book gives you specific insight into classroom teaching in a workshop model, illustrating both the writing process and product.

 

Meeting Individual Student Needs

NEW! How to Address Struggling Writers’ Problems-- this step by step analysis explains what issues cause writers to struggle, provides clear examples of the problem, and clarifies the steps to take to help writers overcome their obstacles.

 

Planning for Accountability  

NEW! Preparing for Writing Tests --this new feature will help you prepare students for high-stakes testing by clearly defining each type of writing, providing prompts to generate a writing sample, and outlining possible pitfalls writers may face when writing in this specific genre.

 

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For courses in which the focus is on language arts/writing or the teaching of writing. Accessible and reader-friendly, this is the definitive text on teaching writing to children in grades K-8, the only title on the market to thoroughly address both the process and the product of writing. The author covers strategies for teaching prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing through writing workshop, literature focus units, and thematic units; techniques for helping children develop ideas, organize writing, choose vocabulary, apply stylistic devices, and correct mechanical errors; and five levels of scaffolded composition instruction: modeled, shared, interactive, guided, and independent writing. Numerous authentic children's writing samples are interspersed throughout the material, along with the author's well-respected minilessons and thoughtful discussion of performance-based tools for assessment.

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An expanded, reorganized edition of this excellent text for writing methods courses...one that advocates a process approach to writing, focusing on strategies that will help children in Grades K-8 use the writing process to develop and improve their writing skills while they improve their writing products. The text now begins with an introductory chapter that provides an overview of the five cyclical, recursive stages of the writing process-- prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and sharing--along with practical instructional tips and techniques for each stage. Individual chapters then examine all major types of writing...through a practical, straightforward presentation which includes a wealth of children's actual writing samples that really help to bring the "writing process" to life.

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