Every kid a writer : strategies that get everyone writing /

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Author / Creator:Boswell, Kelly, author.
Imprint:Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, [2021]
Description:xiv, 178 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Language:English
Subject:English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12666849
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ISBN:9780325092294
032509229X
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Summary:"The term "reluctant writers" resonates with most teachers, but it only implies that kids are reluctant--not teachers. Kelly's book diplomatically makes the point that the problem isn't the kids; it's the poor practices that teachers have perpetuated. In this book, Kelly offers nonjudgmental teaching practices that will help teachers encourage and inspire every writer"--
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • When we invite students to do the real work of writing-writing for readers who matter to them-energy and engagement soar.
  • Chapter 5. Offer Choice
  • When we are given choices, instead of being told what to do, we feel empowered and respected. The same is true for our young writers!
  • Chapter 6. Maintain a Healthy Perspective on Conventions
  • Our challenge as teachers of writing is to strike a healthy balance between teaching conventions and overemphasizing them.
  • Chapter 7. Shape Writing Identity Through Assessment
  • What if we stopped viewing ourselves as the corrector-in-chief and instead approached students' writing with a marveled curiosity?
  • Chapter 8. It Starts with Us
  • As we launch into this work, let's consider a few things we can do as teachers of writing to reignite our own energy and joy.
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. The Shrug, the Slump, and the Sharpening of Pencils
  • Let's take a glimpse at what it looks like in a classroom when kids aren't excited about writing and then consider a few truths about writing and writers.
  • Chapter 2. Use Mentors and Modeling to Fuel Engagement
  • Writers benefit when someone shows them how to wrangle their thoughts into writing.
  • Chapter 3. Create a Safe and Daily Space for Writing
  • If providing a safe and daily space is helpful-and maybe even necessary-for those who write with enthusiasm and energy, how much more helpful (and necessary) is it for those who approach writing with apprehension?
  • Chapter 4. Expose Writers to Real Readers