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Inside Notebooks (DVD)

Inside Notebooks (DVD)

Bringing Out Writers, Grades 3-6

Aimee Buckner

Writer's notebooks allow students of all ages to brainstorm ideas, test strategies for crafting writing, and develop tools for drafting and revision. In this two-part series, Aimee Buckner—a fourth-grade teacher and author of Notebook Know-How (Stenhouse, 2005)—takes viewers into her classroom as students use their writer's notebooks across the curriculum to hone skills and play with language.


Download a copy of the Viewing Guide that accompanies Inside Notebooks. (The Viewing Guide is in PDF format so you'll need Adobe's Acrobat Reader to open it.)

 

Product Details

  • Author: Aimee Buckner
  • ISBN: 978-157110-437-3
  • Year:2006
  • Media: 70 minutes, 1 disc + viewing guide
  • Grade Range: 3-8
  • Item No: WEB-0437

Writer's notebooks allow students of all ages to brainstorm ideas, test strategies for crafting writing, and develop tools for drafting and revision. In this two-part series, Aimee Buckner—a fourth-grade teacher and author of Notebook Know-How (Stenhouse, 2005)—takes viewers into her classroom as students use their writer's notebooks across the curriculum to hone skills and play with language.

The series features numerous mini-lessons that help students develop strategies for using their notebooks, including:

  • "Lifting a Line" to mine previous entries;
  • "Highlighting and Word Hunting: to document thinking;
  • "List and Star" to create writing topics;
  • "Daily Pages" to promote fluency;
  • "Questioning the World" to respond to reading;
  • "Anchor Charts" to foster a sense of audience;
  • "Point of View" to cultivate voice;
  • "Reread and Reflect" to encourage self-assessment.

The program also features a comprehensive look at using the notebooks in persuasive writing genre study, demonstrating how notebooks can be at the center of reading, writing, thinking, and talking about multiple perspectives.

Table of Contents

Program 1: Mini-Lessons at Mid-Year
Introduction 0:00-2:38 (2:38)
Daily Pages 2:38-11:58 (9:20)
Lifting a Line 11:58-19:58 (8:00)
Reread and Reflect 19:58-28:19 (8:21)

Program 2: Persuasive Writing Genre Study
Introduction 0:00-1:48 (1:48)
List and Star 1:48-9:41 (7:53)
Highlighting and Word Hunting 9:41-17:47 (8:06)
Anchor Chart 17:47-24:04 (6:17)
Student Mentor Text 24:04-30:44 (6:40)
Point of View 30:44-36:09 (5:25)
Differentiated Lesson 36:09-40:13 (4:04)
Questioning the World 40:13-46:05 (5:52)

About the Author

Aimee Buckner
Aimee Buckner has been in education for more than twenty years. She thrives on the idea that teaching is about helping students develop intellectually, physically, and emotionally. >more

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