Blueprint for Exceptional Writing

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9780205571741: Blueprint for Exceptional Writing

Written for teachers in K-8 who are dedicated to helping students think, plan, and then write interesting and meaningful essays,  Blueprint for Exceptional Writing ("BEW") provides a master plan to help build successful writers. BEW gives teachers a comprehensive set of strategies that will improve student writing.

 

Teaching writing will never be the same with Blueprint for Exceptional Writing!

  • Features three distinct sections to effectively guide teachers of writing:
    • Section I covers the five phases for teaching students expressive writing skills, I) Authentic Vocabulary, II Pre-Writing, IV Authentic Editing and V) Publishing, are explained and then the associated interactive teaching strategies are taught by our literacy expert, Professor Write.
    • Section II offers information on how to teach different genres.  The chapters in Section II provide a clear picture of the four most commonly taught genres in grades K-8.  
    • Section III highlights teacher-friendly interactive strategies to use with students in the four common genres, including project descriptions, interesting websites and a wide-array of multi-sensory activities to support learning.  Designed as a workbook, this section is perfect for noting ideas that work.
  • Introduces you to new, creative, and innovative teaching strategies to capture the attention of students and successfully engage them in the writing process.
  • Provides ideas for student writing prompts for teachers who struggle with decisions about what to have students write about.
  • Presents numerous free websites, easy-to-make games and exercises to enhance to the writing process in your classroom and teach students vital expressive writing concepts at the same time.
  • Includes a demonstration video from the authors on the strategies in action in real classrooms. Teachers can watch, learn and model the author. Perfect for book club study groups!
  • Details proficient and non-proficient student writing and features real examples in the four most frequently taught genres. Discusses how to incorporate the samples into your teaching to model expressive writing for your students in different genres. 
  • Outlines specific scripts to guide teachers in introducing new concepts to students.

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From the Back Cover:

Jennifer Fontenot - Karen Carney

Blueprint for Exceptional Writing, 1/e

 

As writing courses and workshops for K-8 teachers place a greater emphasis on instructing students to demonstrate content power in compositions, educators need an exciting, research-validated plan to teach good writing. Celebrated educators Jennifer Fontenot and Karen Carney have devised a unique framework—a Blueprint—to coach every learner toward exceptional writing. Their multi-sensory Master Plan uses an interactive model that motivates proficient or challenged students to think, plan, and write essays that are expressive and focused. Comprehensive and diverse, this resource includes various proficient and non-proficient student work samples from across the four genres, giving teachers a wide selection of examples to help them put the Blueprint into effect in their classrooms. Perfect for book club study groups, this book is packaged with a DVD that teachers can watch, learn and model along with the author. Learn to build writing skills that support success from year to year with the Blueprint framework!

 

“This book…is exactly what classroom teachers need. It is reachable, doable, and practical.”  —Auleen Jarrett, Henry Ruff Elementary, Garden City, Michigan

 

“Educators today are burdened with meeting all the requirements of national standards; Blueprint for Exceptional Writing has done it for them!”  —Dr. Debra Christian, speech & language pathologist and ESL trainer, Plymouth, Michigan

 

Jennifer Fontenot is a 30-year veteran teacher consultant in public education and an adjunct faculty member in special education at Eastern Michigan University. Jennifer was honored as Teacher Educator of the Year in 2007, from the Michigan Reading Association, and Teacher of the Year in 2006, from the American Legion Association.

 

Karen Carney is an associate professor in the special education department at Eastern Michigan University. Karen’s career in education extends over 30 years, as a teacher and consultant for students with emotional and behavioral disorders, a primary teacher, an elementary principal, and a special education director. She has worked in public schools in Connecticut, in Wyoming, and outside of Sydney, Australia.

About the Author:

Jennifer Fontenot is a teacher consultant in public education where she has taught for nearly 30 years. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Michigan University in the department of special education.  She has also been an assistant professor of special education at Marywood College.  She received her doctorate from Wayne State University where she focused on developing special education programs.  Jennifer has been honored as Teacher Educator of the Year in 2007 from the Michigan Reading Association and Teacher of the Year in 2006 from the American Legion Association.

 

Karen Carney is an associate professor in the Special Education Department at Eastern Michigan University.  She earned a doctorate from Arizona State University in Curriculum and Instruction, where she focused on Special Education. Karen’s career in education extends over 30 years, as a teacher and consultant for students with emotional and behavioral disorders,  kindergarten and 3rd grade teacher, elementary principal and special education director.  She has worked in public school in Connecticut, Wyoming, and also a suburb of Sydney, Australia.

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