Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers

In this moving, personal book, Ruth Ayres weaves together her experience as a mother, teacher, and writer. She explores the power of stories to heal children from troubled backgrounds and offers up strategies for helping students discover and write about their own stories of strength and survival. She shares her own struggles and triumphs and hard-earned lessons from raising a family of four adopted children. Her experience is invaluable to any teacher who’s met children living in poverty, in unstable households, or in fear of abuse.

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In this moving, personal book, Ruth Ayres weaves together her experience as a mother, teacher, and writer. She explores the power of stories to heal children from troubled backgrounds and offers up strategies for helping students discover and write about their own stories of strength and survival. She shares her own struggles and triumphs and hard-earned lessons from raising a family of four adopted children. Her experience is invaluable to any teacher who’s met children living in poverty, in...read more

I think this is one of the best professional books that I have ever read. It is an important book that I think is going to help change the lives of young writers.

Colby Sharp

5th grade teacher and co-founder of the Nerdy Book Club

About the Author(s)

As a full-time writing coach for Wawasee School District in northern Indiana, Ruth spends her days helping students find meaning in their stories, and encouraging teachers to reflect and refine the art of teaching. "I love documenting ordinary stories from everyday life," Ruth says.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Holding On In The Hard: Understanding Kids Who Need To Be Enticed To Write
  • Part II: Setting The Stage To Entice Students To Write
  • Part III: Moves To Entice Students To Write
  • Closing Thoughts: Press On
  • References

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 168 pp/paper
Year: 2017
Item No: 1090Item No: 1091Item No: 1B90
ISBN: 978-162531-090-3ISBN: 978-1-62531-091-0ISBN: 978-162531-B90-3

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