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NCTE Purchases

Leslie Coleman
 
Lesson Plans for Teaching Writing
Lesson Plans for Teaching Writing
"Purchased because it appeared to have good, practical ideas on specific topics such as growing paragraphs into essays, personal interviews, improving word choice."
Engaging Grammar: Practical Advice for Real Classrooms
Engaging Grammar: Practical Advice for Real Classrooms
"Uses a linguistic approach to teaching grammar. The chapter on standardized tests caught my eye."
High Definition: Unforgettable Vocabulary-Building Strategies Across Genres and Subjects
High Definition: Unforgettable Vocabulary-Building Strategies Across Genres and Subjects
"Interesting ideas for using news reports, obituaries, interviews, and other genre to create vocabulary lessons."
The Digital Writing Workshop
The Digital Writing Workshop
"Interesting ideas for portfolios and class/paper management. Thought-provoking questions about using technology in the last chapter.  I've read several chapters."
Building the English Classroom: Foundations, Support, Success
Building the English Classroom: Foundations, Support, Success
"Purchased to because I feel like a new teacher!  Chapter on attending to the needs of all students caught my eye."
Using the Writer's Notebook in Grades 3-8: A Teacher's Guide
Using the Writer's Notebook in Grades 3-8: A Teacher's Guide
"Felt I needed to know more about this topic."
Because Digital Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments
Because Digital Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments
"Builds on the National Writing Project's Because Writing Matters.  Addresses the "big picture" of improving student writing in multimedia environments.  Not so much about how to use texting and social networking as how the writing process works in the digital world."