Notebook Know-How

Strategies for the Writer's Notebook

A writer's notebook is an essential springboard for the pieces that will later be crafted in writers' workshop. It is here that students brainstorm topics, play with leads and endings, tweak a new revision strategy, or test out a genre for the first time.

In Notebook Know-How, Aimee Buckner provides the tools teachers need to make writers' notebooks an integral part of their writing programs. She also addresses many of the questions teachers ask when they start using notebooks with their students, including:

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A writer's notebook is an essential springboard for the pieces that will later be crafted in writers' workshop. It is here that students brainstorm topics, play with leads and endings, tweak a new revision strategy, or test out a genre for the first time.

In Notebook Know-How, Aimee Buckner provides the tools teachers need to make writers' notebooks an integral part of their writing programs. She also addresses many of the questions teachers ask when they start using notebooks...read more

About the Author(s)

Aimee Buckner has been in education for more than twenty years. She thrives on the idea that teaching is about helping students develop intellectually, physically, and emotionally. The writer's notebook helps her carve out a place in the curriculum to allow students to truly be themselves and find their own voice.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Ralph Fletcher
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Why Notebooks?
  • 2. Launching the Notebook
  • 3. Kneading Notebooks: Expanding Topics and Building Collections of Ideas
  • 4. When Writers Read
  • 5. Using Notebooks to Understand Genre
  • 6. Writing Wrongs: Editing, Spelling, and Punctuation
  • 7. Assessing the Notebook
  • Appendix
  • References

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-8
Media: 152 pp/paper
Year: 2004
Item No: 0413Item No: 0913Item No: B413
ISBN: 978-157110-413-7ISBN: 978-157110-913-2ISBN: 978-15711B-413-7

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