The Author's Apprentice

Developing Writing Fluency, Stamina, and Motivation Through Authentic Publication

 

“What are we teaching our students about writing, if it isn’t what actual writers do?” This provocative question begins the journey Vicki Meigs-Kahlenberg takes us on in The Author’s Apprentice.

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“What are we teaching our students about writing, if it isn’t what actual writers do?” This provocative question begins the journey Vicki Meigs-Kahlenberg takes us on in The Author’s Apprentice.

With the popular NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)—an event each November during which participants attempt to write a novel from start to finish—as her inspiration, she reinvents the writer’s workshop using an authentic and engaging “apprenticeship” approach that is ba...read more

Not convinced your students can write novels? Not convinced the work outlined in this book is true to curriculum standards, Common Core or otherwise? Then you’ve got to read this book, try it out in your classroom, and see what happens. Meigs gives you the tools that the novelist and the writing teacher in me adores—it’s dripping with hard-won truths and the grit it takes to be a writer and reviser.
Jeff Anderson

About the Author(s)

Vicki Meigs-Kahlenberg is an experienced educational consultant who collaborates with both teachers and young writers. As a middle school teacher for nearly two decades, she has helped hundreds of students achieve their dream of becoming published authors. She enjoys speaking at conferences and providing workshops for teachers, writing groups and classrooms.

Table of Contents

  • Preview this book online!
  • Contents
  • Foreword by Jeff Anderson
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Why Write?
  • Part 1: The Writing Apprenticeship Model
  • Part 2: Basecamp: What Do Authors Do?
  • Part 3: Authors' Territory: How Do They Do It?
  • Part 4: Becoming Word Travelers: How Can I Become a Published Author Too?
  • Appendixes A-N
  • Bibliography
  • Index

 

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Grade Range: 4-8
Media: 242 pp/paper
Year: 2016
Item No: WEB-0941
ISBN: 978-1-57110-941-5
Hashtag: #AuthorsApprentice

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