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Throughout the book, Calkins shows the need for meaning in writing and living our lives as writers, and demonstrating this to our students. Her ideas for the Writer's Notebook will allow the students a creative way of noticing the world around them as only a writer can. By giving the students an outlet to get out everything they want to say, they will begin to live the lives of writers.
Calkins stresses that students need to feel like authors to truly take ownership and be excited about their writing; she emphasizes the need for specific writing environments made to inspire and evoke emotion in the writer. These environments consist of cardboard desk separators decorated to each writer's own unique taste. Personal items and quotations may be used to cure any student of the dreaded writer's block.
Allowing the students to become the teachers is just another inventive way Calkins explains in order to allow them to flourish and grow as writers. She puts great importance on seeing and respecting every idea a students have. She realizes that teachers are students as well, and any idea, whether it comes from the teacher or the pupil, can be immensely inspiring.
These are just a few of her techniques, though she offers many more throughout the book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sure it was in good condition. I knew the basic content and it was just what I needed. ThanksPublished 5 months ago by JoAnn Stanley
This is an excellent book to guide in the creation and implementation of Writer's Workshop. I definitely recommend it to all educators.Published 8 months ago by kaitlin pitre
Excellent resource for ideas on starting a writing progeam in schools.Published 11 months ago by Debbie
Way too wordy. I was not impressed with all the stories she told-- and many of them had nothing to do with anything that could help us teach writing . Read morePublished 11 months ago by Salena Ashton
good book for class, it gives good pointers for teaching writing.Published 12 months ago by AngelGirl
All you need to know about teaching writing. Great resource.Published 15 months ago by Tatiana Peugnet