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Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Beginning Writing, K-3 [Kindle Edition]

Lori Jamison Rog
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Book Description

For many students, learning to write often develops more easily and naturally than learning to read. It is through learning to write that students are able to develop their skills in other areas of the language arts, such as reading, listening, and speaking. However, writing instruction in the early grades often focuses on the conventions of writing—the task of taking students from scribbles to letters to words to sentences. But even the youngest students can understand that there is much more to good writing.
Marvelous Minilessons is about the explicit teaching of writing. This practical resource provides 40 research-based and classroom-tested minilessons—presented in the context of authentic writing experiences—that offer suggestions for developmentally appropriate writing instruction in K-3 classrooms. Author Lori Jamison Rog has grouped the lessons into four essential categories: getting started, writer’s craft, conventions, and revision. You can use these lessons to teach students how to
• Generate and organize ideas before writing, then turn their prewriting ideas into connected text;
• Develop writing style by focusing on word choice, voice, and fluency;
• Increasingly use conventional spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar to produce more readable work; and
• Revise their writing for clarity, style, and effectiveness.
In addition, the author provides numerous practical tools to help you use these minilessons immediately in your writing workshop, such as charts at the beginning of each chapter to help you decide at a glance which lessons suit your students’ learning needs; scripted dialogue that shows the language you might use when presenting the lessons to students; notes sections, where you can record and reflect on what works and what doesn’t; and reproducibles you can use to aid instruction.
Your primary-grade students deserve solid writing instruction—and you can use this resource to give them the tools they need to become successful writers…and readers.

Product Details

  • File Size: 5814 KB
  • Print Length: 180 pages
  • Publisher: International Reading Association (October 6, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful book--worth buying! January 12, 2013
By Kathy
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This book has great minilessons for primary students. It's straightforward and the lessons are just right for students. My kids have gotten very excited when I've used these lessons. I like how she tells you right at the beginning if they're for beginners, emerging or developing writers. I teach first grade and find that I can use almost all of the lessons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pertinent and authentic June 18, 2012
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This wonderful book contains very practical minilessons for the teaching of writing. I love that the lessons teach you how to model the simplest processes like teaching the children how to copy words from a word wall to the more complex processes like word choice or developing a voice.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful writing lessons for primary writers. August 10, 2009
Lori Rog gives you wonderful ideas on how to help young children write. From getting ideas to elaborating on those ideas. A great resource for mini lessons!
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