- Paperback: 317 pages
- Publisher: National Council of Teachers of English; unknown edition (January 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0814158161
- ISBN-13: 978-0814158166
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.8 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When I received this book after having attended a workshop, I did not know what to do with it-how to read it, understand it, but after having a year of experience and assessing my weaknesses (how to teach writing), I now understand.
I thank Katie Wood Ray for sharing herself and her findings with us.
I hope to have the opportunity to cross paths with the author one day...I'd love to see her speak!
I recommend it all the time to teaching colleagues, friends, writers, and editors.
Wood Ray describes several helpful ideas. She shows the importance of mentor texts, both to introduce novice writers to new structural possibilities and new "ways with words". Her explanation of the importance and fun of the revision provides necessary advocacy to an undervalued part of the writing process. My favorite aspect of the work is Wood Ray's approach to teaching grammar. Rather than starting artificially with bland terminology and boring worksheets, she starts from the natural end; she advocates allowing students to discover patterns for themselves, and giving them names as the explanations come up.
As a college writing tutor and instructor-in-training, I recommend Wood Ray's work to anyone who desires a coherent philosophy of writing instruction for any age.
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My head is swimming with powerful reading and writing strategies for the classroom!Published 6 days ago by Tonya Shuford
I love Katie! I'm currently using her text in my Teaching Writing K-6 university course and it is such a valuable resource for my (potential teacher) students!Published 6 months ago by Carol Bennett
Got it fast and have found lots of good advice for helping students with writing. Many of the ideas are easy to facilitatePublished on August 19, 2013 by Makawao Silva
This volume helps elementary teachers who teach the writing process as practiced in The National Writing Project. Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by E D BUCK
This a must read for all teachers of reading and writing in elementary grade levels. KWR outlines best practices for teaching an inquiry based ELA program then seemlessly brings... Read morePublished on August 7, 2013 by Ang
I am a former classroom teacher and now I coach K-5 teachers. This resource is one of the best when it comes to understanding how young writers develop their writing skills. Read morePublished on May 31, 2013 by Joanna Wakeland
Thanks for sending this book in good shape! I will definitly be able to use it.
Wonderful book for writing.