1st Edition

Empowering Students to Write and Re-write
Standards-Based Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers

ISBN 9781596671232
Published July 15, 2009 by Routledge
222 Pages

USD $29.95

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Book Description

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

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