Talking, Drawing, Writing

Lessons for Our Youngest Writers

In the early grades, talking and drawing can provide children with a natural pathway to writing, yet these components are often overlooked. In Talking, Drawing, Writing, Martha Horn and Mary Ellen Giacobbe invite readers to join them in classrooms where they listen, watch, and talk with children, then use what they learn to create lessons designed to meet children where they are and lead them into the world of writing.

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In the early grades, talking and drawing can provide children with a natural pathway to writing, yet these components are often overlooked. In Talking, Drawing, Writing, Martha Horn and Mary Ellen Giacobbe invite readers to join them in classrooms where they listen, watch, and talk with children, then use what they learn to create lessons designed to meet children where they are and lead them into the world of writing. The authors make a case for a broader definition of writing, advo...read more

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Martha, left, with Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen, right, with Martha

Table of Contents

  • Mini-Lessons by Chapter
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Storytelling
  • Chapter 2: The Drawing & Writing Book
  • Chapter 3: Drawing
  • Chapter 4: The Craft of Drawing
  • Chapter 5: Writing Words
  • Chapter 6: Assessment
  • Chapter 7: Introducing Booklets
  • Chapter 8: Moving Writers Forward
  • Chapter 9: One Teacher, One Classroom
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Appendix A: Bibliography of Children's Books
  • Appendix B: Sample Teacher Plans: Introducing the Drawing & Writing Book
  • Apppendix C: Some Materials for Young Writers
  • Appendix D: Cumulative Writing Record Form
  • Appendix E: Small-Group Writing Record Form
  • Appendix F: My Finished Writing Form
  • Append G: Writing Folder Inserts
  • References
  • Color Insert

Product Details

Grade Range: K-2
Media: 272 pp/paper
Year: 2006
Item No: 0456Item No: 0756Item No: B456
ISBN: 978-157110-456-4ISBN: 978-157110-756-5ISBN: 978-15711B-456-4

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