Writing Strategies for Talent Development
From Struggling to Gifted Learners, Grades 3–8
Writing Strategies for Talent Development helps educators incorporate effective and engaging writing strategies into their classroom that are designed to reach struggling and gifted students alike. This guide demonstrates how teachers can provide the means to write (with appropriate tools and classroom structures), the motivation to write (through engaging genre-based lessons), and the opportunity to write more frequently across multiple subjects. Covering genres from fantasy, crime, and humor, to horror, non-fiction, and even romance, this book provides the tools to support every writer in the room.
Table of Contents
Section I: The Means to Write 1. Writer’s Tools 2. Writing Community Section II: The Motivation to Write - Write What You Want to Read 3. Fantasy, Crime, and Science Fiction 4. Humor, Horror, and Romance 5. Sports, Historical, and Realistic Contemporary 6. Fan Fiction: The Super Sneaky and Extra Fun Way to Prepare for Narrative Assessment Tasks 7. Based on a True Story: Narrative Nonfiction 8. Use the Narrative Toolbox to Win Arguments 9. Write What You Want to Learn: Interest-Based Technical Writing Section III: The Opportunity to Write 10. Writing Minutes Versus School Schedules 11. Revision, Sharing, and Publishing 12. Identifying Gifted Writers
Jennifer Gottschalk writes, talks about writing, and thinks about writing every day. Over the past 20 years in education, Jennifer has worked with students in Grades 2–12. During the school year she can be found co-planning, co-teaching, or demo teaching writing lessons in classrooms across the Denver metro area.