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Four Square: The Total Writing Classroom for Grades 1-4
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on May 9, 2010
Words Aren't Fair

By Martha J. Biery

"Four Square: The Total Writing Classroom for Grades 1-4" is one of my favorite books about the writing process. I teach reading and writing and it has been a long recognized fact that writing often develops later than reading. Experts suggest that this is because writing is a multi-tasking skill. Motor memory for letters, spelling, syntax, sematics, etc., all play a part in the writing process. "Four Square" provides a structure for this process, giving the students the scaffolding they need in which they can put their ideas.
Using the techniques in this book allows the students to focus on the content and the subskills but not all at once. With this process, students learn to make their own structure, and this then allows them to explore language and hone their ideas into an understandable piece of writing. I highly recommend this book.
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on November 14, 2017
Great for teaching writers ng
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on March 8, 2016
What a helpful book! It has such helpful ideas which really encourages the children to write! Amazing results!!
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on January 10, 2015
Best writing program especially for reluctant writers. I have used this program with my special education students with unbelievable success.
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on June 13, 2016
excellent!
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on May 16, 2014
A definite must have for any teacher regardless of grade level. Simple for every student and highly recommend for any grade level teacher. Easy for students to organize their thoughts and create well written paragraphs. Great for the factual thinker to organize their creative writing.
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on June 30, 2008
As a teacher, I have found this method to work well with my students. It helps them organize their thoughts in a logical manner. It is a format to use to get them started. It's often difficult for a student to organize their ideas. The IDEAS must come from the students! This method will NOT and should NOT do the expressing of the ideas. It is up to the student, to do the thinking and Four Square brings it together.
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on February 2, 2015
Ready made materials.
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on March 14, 2015
Great writing tool.
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on March 6, 2015
Product is as expected.
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