59 Reasons to Write

Mini-Lessons, Prompts, and Inspiration for Teachers

In order to teach writing effectively, teachers must be writers themselves. They must experience the same uncertainty of starting a new draft and then struggling to revise. As they learn to move past the fear of failure, they discover the nervous rush and exhilaration of sharing work with an audience, just as their students do. Only by engaging in the real work of writing can teachers become part of the writing community they dream of creating for their students.

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In order to teach writing effectively, teachers must be writers themselves. They must experience the same uncertainty of starting a new draft and then struggling to revise. As they learn to move past the fear of failure, they discover the nervous rush and exhilaration of sharing work with an audience, just as their students do. Only by engaging in the real work of writing can teachers become part of the writing community they dream of creating for their students.

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About the Author(s)

Kate Messner grew up in Medina, a small town in western New York. She received her bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University and spent seven years as a television news producer and on-air reporter before returning to her family's passion of teaching.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Contributors
Chapter 1: Introdction
Chapter 2: Getting Started
Chapter 3: Organizing
Chapter 4: Characters
Chapter 5: Point of View, Voice, and Mood
Chapter 6: Setting
Chapter 7: Plot and Pacing
Chapter 8: Flowing Between Nonfiction and Fiction: Finding the Story
Chapter 9: Poetry
Chapter 10: I'm Stuck!
Chapter 11: Revising and Critiquing
Chapter 12: Time to Reflect
Recommended Resources
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-12
Media: 216 pp/paper
Year: 2015
Item No: WEB-1003
ISBN: 978-162531-003-3

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