Teach Writing Well

How to Assess Writing, Invigorate Instruction, and Rethink Revision

Any successful writer will tell you that the key to writing well is revision.  Any elementary school teacher will tell you that the real challenge of writing instruction is teaching kids how to revise. Ruth Culham is both a successful writer and a writing teacher, and she’s discovered how to teach writing and revision in a way that’s accessible to both teacher and students: First read the writing, assess it using the traits of writing, then teach the writers and guide revision decisions using traits as a common language and map.

Preorder the print version of Teach Writing Well and get the e-book for free! Enter code TEACHWELL at checkout. Offer expires 5/10/18.

Ordering Details
E-book available now. Print available 05/10/2018.

Description

Any successful writer will tell you that the key to writing well is revision.  Any elementary school teacher will tell you that the real challenge of writing instruction is teaching kids how to revise. Ruth Culham is both a successful writer and a writing teacher, and she’s discovered how to teach writing and revision in a way that’s accessible to both teacher and students: First read the writing, assess it using the traits of writing, then teach the writers and guide revision decisions using...read more

Ruth’s deep respect for our writers shines through and her sage advice for celebrating those writers in intentionally responsive ways makes us privy to the powerful professional discoveries that will gently nudge us all to teaching writing well.

Dr. Mary Howard

Educator, speaker, author

About the Author(s)

Ruth Culham, EdD, has written more than forty professional resources illuminating both writing and the reading-writing connection. Her recent book, The Writing Thief, has helped teachers find “right now” children’s books and everyday texts to use as mentor texts. Dream Wakers expands and complements this work by delving into books that focus on Latino culture and life as mentor texts for writing. Her newest, Teach Writing Well, enhances teachers' understanding of writing education by delving into a two-part approach: read the writing and teach the writer.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Read the Writing

Chapter 1 Thinking Back and Thinking Forward with the Traits of Writing

Chapter 2 Formative Assessment: The Heart of the Matter

Chapter 3 Modes of Writing: Their Challenges and Why They Matter

Chapter 4 Tools and Talk to Guide Revision

Part II: Teach the Writer

Chapter 5 Rethinking Revision: The Real Work of Writing

Chapter 6 Invigorate Writing Instruction

Chapter 7 Reading Like a Writer

Appendix A: Sample Writing Papers for Practice

Appendix B: Reproducible Tools

References

Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 2-6
Media: 248 pp/paper
Available: 05/10/2018
Item No: 1117Item No: 1118Item No: 1B17
ISBN: 978-1-62531-117-7ISBN: 978-1-62531-118-4ISBN: 978-1-62531-B17-7
Hashtag: #TeachWritingWell

Share

Reviews

Frequently Bought Together

Teach Writing Well

Share