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Strategic writing mini-lessons for all students, grades 4-8

Author: Janet C Richards; Cynthia A Lassonde
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This full toolbox of creative mini-lessons helps your students build fundamental writing skills, and includes adaptations that reach all your learners through differentiated instruction.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet C Richards; Cynthia A Lassonde
ISBN: 9781452235011 1452235015
OCLC Number: 812072992
Description: ix, 251 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Section I. Strategic inventing: contemplating ideas --
1. Color-coding sources / Cynthia A. Lassonde --
2. Developing students' awareness of their strengths as writers with an I-can! chart / Joanne Durham --
3. Using a blueprint graphic organizer to build a story / Jennifer A. Fontenot --
4. Using genre charts to guide planning and writing / Gabriel C. Horn and Susan D. Martin --
5. Reciprocal text structure mapping for expository writing / Joyce C. Fine --
6. Thanks for the memories! Using a sensory-details chart to prepare to write / Sandra Gandy and Mariah Kraus --
7. Organizing and expository essay: using big idea checklists to support writers / Allison Stone and Joyce C. Fine --
Section II. Strategic drafting: putting ideas on paper --
8. Quilting together an expository paper in four steps / Cynthia A. Lassonde --
9. Team writing to foster students' motivation to write: moving from group work to independence / Janet C. Richards --
10. Use your words: learning to paraphrase / Janet C. Richards --
11. Creating rounded characters through cartoon connections / Krishna Seunarinesingh --
12. Applying the structure strategy to write persuasive texts / Bonnie J.F. Meyer, Jennifer Ireland, and Melissa Ray --
13. Buddies build it stronger: a sentence-combining strategy / Todd Sundeen --
Section III. Strategic revising: attending to organization and cohesiveness --
14. Deconstruct then reconstruct a first draft / Cynthia A. Lassonde --
15. Portal writing: helping writers rethink their writing / S. Rebecca Leigh --
16. Conferring with an avatar / Chase Young and Lynda Swanner --
17. A picture is worth a thousand words: revising with photographs / Noreen S. Moore --
Section IV. Strategic editing: the finishing touch --
19. Revising and editing through primary sources / Nancy L. Williams and Kathleen Muir --
20. Code switching: an editing strategy / Rebecca Wheeler --
21. The imagine, describe, resolve, and confirm (IDRC) strategy to develop students' story writing abilities / Lindsay Sheronick Yearta, Katie Stover, Lynne Newton, and Karen Wood --
22. Probable passages: using story structure to write and revise a predictive passage / Katie Stover, Jean Payne Vintinner, Crystal P. Glover, and Karen Wood.
Responsibility: edited by Janet C. Richards, Cynthia A. Lassonde.
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