“Thank you so much for…Blueprint for Exceptional Writing!!!! What an outstanding resource for teachers! It's so full of practical tools, tips and strategies that are clearly based on research and best practice. I hope it reaches many teachers.” –Marcia Leone, K-12 Education Outreach Specialist, East Lansing, MI
"As a principal and former English teacher, I can see that Jennifer Fontenot’s Blueprint for Exceptional Writing is powerful. This is the system to teach the building blocks of great writing in a coherent and intuitive manner. Blueprint allows a student's understanding to grow through the elements that make up great writing. This is how writing should be taught!" --Alex McNeece, Principal, Douglas Elementary, MI
"The presentation [was] clear, organized, and fun: my teachers left this presentation with a powerful blueprint for teaching writing!" --Alex McNeece, Principal, Douglas Elementary, MI on the Blueprint for Exceptional Writing Workshop
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.