Reclaiming Reluctant Writers

How to encourage students to face their fears and master the essential traits of good writers

The primary grades offer young students opportunities to tackle the basics of reading and writing. But when they encounter the demands of intermediate and middle-level writing, many students become unresponsive, and the gap between the “willing” and “less willing” student widens.

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The primary grades offer young students opportunities to tackle the basics of reading and writing. But when they encounter the demands of intermediate and middle-level writing, many students become unresponsive, and the gap between the “willing” and “less willing” student widens.

Reclaiming Reluctant Writers explores the myths and realities of writing and shows teachers how to give struggling students the knowledge, understanding, and confidence to write willingly and well. Th...read more

About the Author(s)

Kellie is currently a consultant for early literacy with a specialty of teaching writing. She also teaches first grade in the Delta School District in British Columbia, and consults with schools in the United States and Canada.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Introduction: The Challenge of Reclaiming Reluctant Writers
Chapter 1: The Need for Enabling Environments
Chapter 2: The Need for Fun, Experiential Writing
Chapter 3: The Need for Personal Writing
Chapter 4: The Need for Imitation
Chapter 5: The Need for Planning When Going Public
Chapter 6: The Need for Shared Responsibility
Chapter 7: The Needs to Connect, Talk, and Celebrate
Appendixes
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 144 pp/paper
Year: 2006
Item No: 8220
ISBN: 978-155138-220-3

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