Close Writing

Developing Purposeful Writers in Grades 2-6

How closely do your students read their writing? What are the implications for those who do and those who don’t?

During her work in classrooms, literacy coach Paula Bourque noticed that students who read their own writing closely are engaged in their work, write fluently, are able to produce lengthy drafts, and incorporate teaching points from mini-lessons into the day’s writing.

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How closely do your students read their writing? What are the implications for those who do and those who don’t?

During her work in classrooms, literacy coach Paula Bourque noticed that students who read their own writing closely are engaged in their work, write fluently, are able to produce lengthy drafts, and incorporate teaching points from mini-lessons into the day’s writing.

In this comprehensive book, Paula shows you that no matter what structures or lessons you use in you...read more

About the Author(s)

Paula Bourque has been working with readers and writers in kindergarten through eighth grade for twenty-eight years. She grew up in the Midwest and graduated with a degree in elementary education from Southern Illinois University.

Table of Contents

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  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • PART 1: GUIDING PRINCIPLES
  • Chapter 1 Learning to Look
  • Chapter 2 Close Reading: The Key to Close Writing
  • PART 2: CLOSE WRITING LESSONS
  • Chapter 3 Close Listening: Developing Our Writer's Ear
  • Chapter 4 Close Looking: Learning from Mentor Texts
  • Chapter 5 Close Modeling: Learning from Mentor Authors
  • Chapter 6 Increasing Volume and Stamina
  • Chapter 7 Rereading and Reflecting
  • Chapter 8 Revising: Revisiting and Revisioning
  • Chapter 9 Eyes and Ears of an Editor
  • Chapter 10 Assessment and Feedback for Close Writing
  • Chapter 11 Publishing and Performing: The Process and the Product
  • PART 3: CLOSE WRITING WITH AUTHORS
  • Getting Close to Writers to Be Close Writers
  • Epilogue
  • References
  • Index

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Product Details

Grade Range: 2-6
Media: 304 pp/paper
Year: 2015
Item No: WEB-1053
ISBN: 978-1-62531-053-8

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