Empowering Students to Write and Re-write: Standards-Based Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Empowering Students to Write and Re-write

Standards-Based Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers, 1st Edition

By Warren Combs

Routledge

222 pages

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Give your students the confidence to continuously improve their writing. In Empowering Students to Write and Re-write: Standards-Based Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers, author and educator Warren Combs provides teachers with detailed strategies and lesson plans, along with real student writing samples.

Review true-to-life scripts for conversations between teachers and students, and use or create student-friendly response and final evaluation forms. Also, learn a simple system for setting student expectations to help them reach curriculum standards.

Combs describes effective routines of formative self-assessment, and shows teachers how to form a professional learning team with their colleagues using the 6-session professional learning guide.

Teachers will help their students:

  • Self-assess their progress with accuracy
  • Revise partial and whole drafts
  • Kindle their innate writing abilities
  • Cultivate a mindset for revision

“This book is written in a teacher-friendly mannger and has practical strategies for the teaching of revision.” --Cindi Rigsbee NC Teacher of the Year

Table of Contents

Revision Is Picturing Again—Voice, Pictures and Flow

Identifying the Voice, Pictures, and Flow in Writing

Crafting the Pictures and Voice in Writing that Fit Your Mind

What Revision is Not

Kindling Innate Writing Abilities

Prewrite with Me

Revise Words and Phrases with Me: An Introduction to Revising First Drafts

Revise Body Paragraphs with Me

Revise Whole Drafts with Me

Work on Style of Writing with Me

Nail Down Effective Word Choice with Me

Fine-Tune Beginnings and Endings with Me

Call on Your Audience with Me

Talk About Writing with Me

Implementing a Mindset for Revision

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General

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