In the Beginning (Video)

Young Writers Develop Independence

While literacy development begins long before children are of school age, the kindergarten classroom marks an important moment as students embark on their lifelong journey as writers. In the Beginning: Young Writers Develop Independence offers a close-up view of master teacher Emelie Parker's writing workshop at Bailey's Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences in Falls Church, VA, a school where nearly all students enter kindergarten as English language learners.

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While literacy development begins long before children are of school age, the kindergarten classroom marks an important moment as students embark on their lifelong journey as writers. In the Beginning: Young Writers Develop Independence offers a close-up view of master teacher Emelie Parker's writing workshop at Bailey's Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences in Falls Church, VA, a school where nearly all students enter kindergarten as English language learners.

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About the Author(s)

JoAnn Portalupi likes to introduce herself as a mother, teacher, writer, and artist. Each of these roles informs the work she does in the field of teaching writing.

Ralph Fletcher is a friend of writing teachers everywhere. Born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, he received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his master's degree from Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Introduction 0:00-3:58 (3:58)
Word Work 3:59-9:06 (5:07)
Conferring with Boys 9:07-19:17 (10:10)
Jesse’s Story 19:18-26:06 (6:48)
Final Thoughts 26:07-29:57 (3:50)

Product Details

Grade Range: K-2
Media: 30 minutes, 1 disc + viewing guide
Year: 2003
Item No: 0483
ISBN: 978-157110-483-0

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