1st Edition

Writer's Workshop for the Common Core A Step-by-Step Guide

By Warren Combs Copyright 2012
    208 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    Writing instruction expert Warren Combs presents a step-by-step plan for teaching writing workshops that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The book is filled with practical mini-lessons, strategies, and tools for every stage of the writing process, from prewriting through publication. Scripting is provided, to show teachers how to model each strategy for students. In addition, Dr. Combs shows how teachers can use the following elements:

    • The concepts Voice, Pictures, and Flow, to help students understand the essential elements of writing
    • The words Invite, Model, Write, Look, and Learn, to model effective writing for students and have them learn from your example
    • Revision strategies such as Jot and Blend, Combining Sentences, Writing Leads, and Writing Closes
    • Peer revision using Peer-Assisted Learning Systems (PALS)
    • Student self-assessment rubrics

    The book also includes scoring guides and pacing guides, to help teachers implement writing workshops more easily. As Dr. Combs demonstrates, you can give workshops more structure while still making writing come alive for your students.

    Meet the Author
    Free Downloads
    Chapter 1 The Need for a Writer's Workshop to Work with Ease
    Chapter 2 Common Core and Research Behind the Writing Cycle
    Chapter 3 A First Look at the Writing Cycle
    Chapter 4 Kindling Innate Abilities
    Chapter 5 The Difference the Writing Cycle Makes
    Chapter 6 Respond to a Writing Topic Prompt with Me
    Chapter 7 Prewrite with Me
    Chapter 8 Write First Drafts with Me
    Chapter 9 Revise Words and Phrases with Me
    Chapter 10 Fine-Tune Leads and Closes with Me
    Chapter 11 Combine Sentences with Me
    Chapter 12 Proofread a Final Draft with Me
    Chapter 13 Score a Final Draft with Me
    Chapter 14 Write an Unassisted Writing Sample with Me
    Chapter 15 Publish a Final Draft with Me
    Appendix A
    Appendix B


    Combs, Warren