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The Write Beginning

Instruction that starts with the end in mind and guides students to become rore effective writers

Lisa Donohue

This practical book offers a simple approach to developing an assessment-based writing process with students—by beginning with the end. The Write Beginning argues that when young writers use success as a guide, they are able to develop a clear understanding of their targets and set realistic goals for themselves.

 

Product Details

  • Author: Lisa Donohue
  • ISBN: 978-155138-246-3
  • Year:2009
  • Media: 160 pp/paper
  • Grade Range: K-6
  • Item No: WEB-8246

This practical book offers a simple approach to developing an assessment-based writing process with students—by beginning with the end. The Write Beginning argues that when young writers use success as a guide, they are able to develop a clear understanding of their targets and set realistic goals for themselves. It shows teachers how to introduce students to new forms of writing by using successful writing samples and includes teacher prompts, graphic organizers, sample rubrics, checklists, and student samples for easy classroom implementation.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Introduction: The End
Chapter 1: Working with the End in Sight

Chapter 2: Using Model Texts and Modeled Writing
Chapter 3: Co-Constructing Success Criteria
Chapter 4: The Writing Process
Chapter 5: Conferencing and Coaching
Chapter 6: Revising, Reworking, or Retrying
Chapter 7: Assessment and Reflection
Conclusion: From Beginning to End...or End to Beginning
References
Acknowledgments
Index

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