- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers; unknown edition (May 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 157110352X
- ISBN-13: 978-1571103529
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #694,074 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Thinking Through Genre: Units of Study in Reading and Writing Workshops Grades 4-12 unknown Edition
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I love the way the chapters describe the way real teachers use Lattimer's guiding questions. I've replicated many of the sample lessons with great success because she describes them so clearly. I've also loaned it to the new teachers I mentor and they find it helpful as well.
Thinking Through Genre presents such a realistic approach to teaching a reading and writing workshop because the teachers in the book work in mostly urban schools and face the same challenges I do. I show the samples of student writing to my students and then they always want to try to write something even better.
The title really has a double meaning because it's about teachers and students thinking through the features of a genre and it is also about using genre studies to teach critical thinking.
I highly recommend this book to all English and Language Arts teachers.
Reading and writing taught together - - simple premise, and this book gives you everything you need to know. This will help the beginning teacher all the way up to the experienced one.
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I appreciate Lattimer's theoretical approach to genre conventions and the integration of reading and writing. Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by Stacy Loyd
This book gives a thorough description of how to lead students through reading and writing workshops in the genres memoirs, feature articles, editorials, short stories and fairy... Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by vera r wolff