Getting started : the reading-writing workshop, grades 4-8 /

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Author / Creator:Ellis, Linda.
Imprint:Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, c2007.
Description:xvi, 176 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Marsh, Jamie.
ISBN:9780325009988 (alk. paper)
0325009988 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-166) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Section I. Reading Workshop
  • Chapter 1. What Really Matters for Readers
  • What Do Readers Need?
  • What Are the Basic Components of Reading Workshop?
  • Chapter 2. Reading Aloud
  • What Are the Benefits of Reading Aloud?
  • What Are Some Good Books to Read Aloud?
  • How Do I Get Students Engaged?
  • How Do I Keep Students Engaged?
  • What's the End Result?
  • Chapter 3. Independent Reading
  • Why Does Independent Reading Really Matter?
  • What Does the Teacher Do During Independent Reading?
  • How Do I Help Students Choose Appropriate Books?
  • How Do I Know Whether a Student Is Really Reading?
  • How Do I Help a Reader Who Is Struggling with Text?
  • How Do I Use Assessments to Inform Instruction?
  • How Do I Help Students Who Can't Read?
  • What If the Student Can Read but Struggles with Text?
  • How Do I Help Students Develop Fluency?
  • How Do I Help Students Who Struggle with Comprehension? What if a Student Can Read but Won't?
  • How Do I Combine These Strategies in the Classroom?
  • What Are Some Favorite Books of Readers in Grades 4 through 8?
  • A Final Word
  • Chapter 4. Sharing Reading
  • Why Does Sharing Really Matter?
  • How Can I Group Students for Sharing?
  • How Should Students Share?
  • Why Book Projects?
  • What About Written Responses?
  • A Final Word
  • Section II. Writing Workshop
  • Chapter 5. What Really Matters for Writers
  • What Do Writers Need?
  • What Are the Basic Components of Writing Workshop?
  • What If a Student Refuses to Write?
  • Assessing Writers Through Kidwatching
  • Record Keeping
  • Why Does Sharing Really Matter
  • Whole-Group Share
  • Small-Group and Pair Shares
  • What Do Students Share?
  • How Do Students Publish Their Writing?
  • Chapter 6. Prewriting Minilessons
  • Topics I Can Write About
  • Blueprinting
  • Reading-Writing Connections
  • A Final Word
  • Chapter 7. Revision Minilessons
  • Joan Lowery Nixon's Three Rules for Revision
  • Using the Senses to Pull the Reader In
  • Leads
  • Conclusions
  • Paragraphing
  • A Final Word
  • Chapter 8. Editing Minilessons
  • Run-On Sentences
  • General Punctuation
  • Commas
  • Punctuating Dialogue
  • Capitalization
  • Subject/Verb Agreement
  • Spelling
  • A Final Word
  • Section III. Getting Down to Basics
  • Chapter 9. Launching the Workshop Classroom
  • How Do I Organize the Workshop Classroom?
  • How Do I Organize the Schedule?
  • What Do I Do the First Days of School?
  • Getting Started Checklist
  • Chapter 10. Go Right to the Source: Student Evaluations Show the Way
  • On Endings and Beginnings
  • Appendix A. Student Information Sheet
  • Appendix B. Reading Survey
  • Appendix C. Personal Interest Inventory
  • Appendix D. The Burke Reading Interview Modified for Older Readers