Scaffolding Young Writers

A Writers' Workshop Approach

The goal of teaching writing is to create independent and self-motivated writers. When students write more often, they become better at writing. They acquire habits, skills, and strategies that enable them to learn more about the craft of writing. Yet they require the guidance and support of a more knowledgeable person who understands the writing process, the changes over time in writing development, and specific techniques and procedures for teaching writing.

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The goal of teaching writing is to create independent and self-motivated writers. When students write more often, they become better at writing. They acquire habits, skills, and strategies that enable them to learn more about the craft of writing. Yet they require the guidance and support of a more knowledgeable person who understands the writing process, the changes over time in writing development, and specific techniques and procedures for teaching writing.

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About the Author(s)

Linda Dorn, who passed away in September, 2019, was a professor of reading education at th

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Carla is a literacy specialist with the Arkansas Department of Education. She has twenty-one years of experience in education, including teaching in the primary grades and literacy coaching.

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Table of Contents

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1. The Development of Young Writers
2. Assessing Writing Development
3. Organizing for Writers' Workshop
4. Designing Productive Mini-Lessons
5. Writing Conferences
Appendixes
References
Index

Product Details

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3
Media: 112 pp/paper
Year: 2001
Item No: 0342
ISBN: 978-1-57110-342-0

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