Madeline Noonan, a 5th grade teacher, meets with all of her students individually during writer's workshop. In each conference, she specifically identifies strengths and two goals. In this 5-minute video, observe her interacting with and giving feedback to one of her better writing students.
Ms. Rosenzweig leads her Bronxville High School students through a writing process in response to Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men." In small groups or pairs, students discuss their argument and evidence from the text before beginning to write their pieces.
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Thirty years in the making, Writing in the Middle highlights the practices that have made Nancie Atwell one of America's most respected and influential educators. It inspires teachers to new heights so that we, like Nancie, can look back in June and say, "My students and I worked this year. The work was real. And I was of use to my kids."
About This Video Never underestimate the power of an intriguing start. When analyzing the literary greats like Charles Dickens and Kurt Vonnegut, be inspired by their craft and learn how to write a tantalizing introduction and strong thesis
"Last year I shared an animated video of Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree. Yesterday, through an Open Culture post, I discovered eight more short animated versions of Shel Silverstein's works. The videos can be found on the Shel Silverstein Books channel on YouTube. I've embedded Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too! below."
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Developing Writers: A Workshop for High School Teachers presents practical and philosophical advice for teaching writing, while examining issues every teacher faces — such as high-stakes assessments and dealing with differently abled students. Eight video programs feature teachers in diverse classrooms around the country who are helping their students grow as skilled and effective writers. Participants will observe how the teachers and their students work together to create writing communities. Professional writers will share their processes as they move from initial concepts to publication, and comments from researchers, theorists, students, and teachers add context. A workshop guide and Web site provide activities and additional information to help participants develop effective instructional strategies to bring back to the classroom.
Scholastic Professional Author TalkAbout video interviews feature expert authors as they answer questions on important issues in education-from reading, writing, and vocabulary instruction to topics of special interest to literacy leaders.
Millions of Americans want to write about their lives. With Old Friend as the road map for getting started and following through, writers and readers will gain a deeper understanding of their own minds, learn to connect with their senses in order to find the detail and truth that give their written words power and authenticity, and unfold the natural structure of the stories they carry within. An absolute joy to read, it is a profound affirmation of the capacity of the written word to remember the past, free us from it, and forever transform the way we think about ourselves and our lives. Like Writing Down the Bones, Goldberg's classic book about the practice of writing, it will become an old friend to which readers return again and again.
Author Donald Graves tells teachers to have their students write with their own voice on writing tests. This short film by Barry Lane captures the central premise of Graves work: let students write in their own voices.
Author/Teacher Donald Graves has written many books on teaching writing, including the classic book, Writing: Teachers and Children at Work (Heinemann). Here tells us how to get a writing class started.
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