When Students Write (Video)

Produced by StrayLight Media

This four-part series takes us into the classrooms at Bailey's Elementary School outside Washington, DC, where teachers wrestle with the questions of what it means to become an effective writer and what a teacher's role is in developing students' competence as writers.

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When Students Write takes us into the classrooms at Bailey's Elementary School outside Washington, DC, where teachers wrestle with the questions of what it means to become an effective writer and what a teacher's role is in developing students' competence as writers. This four-part series cover all the practical components necessary for establishing and implementing a successful writing workshop, including the importance of choice, creating a risk-taking environment, the difference b...read more

About the Author(s)

Ralph Fletcher is a friend of writing teachers everywhere. Born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, he received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his master's degree from Columbia University.

JoAnn Portalupi likes to introduce herself as a mother, teacher, writer, and artist. Each of these roles informs the work she does in the field of teaching writing.

Table of Contents

Disc 1
Program 1: Building a Writing Community (31:20)

  • Introduction 0:00-1:58 (1:58)
  • Establishing a Writers’ Community 1:58-6:30 (4:32)
  • Building a Teaching Community 6:31-10:53 (4:22)
  • Setting High Expectations 10:53-11:45 (0:52)
  • Setting the Tone 11:45-13:50 (2:05)
  • Establishing Routines 13:50-16:09 (2:19)
  • Giving and Getting Response 16:09-22:35 (6:26)
  • Teacher as Writer 22:35-26:12 (3:37)
  • Going Public 26:12-31:20 (5:08)

Program 2: Teaching Writing Skills in Context (24:00)

  • Introduction 0:00-1:28 (1:28)
  • The Importance of Writing 1:28-3:36 (3:08)
  • Teaching the Conventions of Language 3:36-15:03 (11:27)
  • Resources for Teaching Skills 15:03-18:08 (3:05)
  • Real Writing for the Real World 18:08-24:00 (5:52)

Disc 2
Program 3: Literature that Supports Writing (29:07)

  • Introduction 0:00-2:38 (2:38)
  • Connecting with Literature 2:38-5:41 (3:03)
  • Choosing Literature 5:41-10:14 (4:33)
  • Connecting Reading and Writing 10:14-17:25 (7:11)
  • (RE) Reading for Craft 17:25-28:46 (12:21)

Program 4: Craft Lessons to Stretch Young Writers (34:42)

  • Introduction 0:00-2:38 (2:38)
  • Responsive Teaching 2:38-8:19 (5:41)
  • Developing Language About Craft 8:19-10:28 (2:09)
  • Talking About Writing 10:28-16:35 (6:07)
  • Teaching Craft 16:35-23:30 (6:55)
  • Conferring 23:30-30:11 (6:41)
  • Using Craft Lessons 30:11-33:02 (2:51)

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 120 minutes, 2 discs + viewing guide
Year: 2001
Item No: 0465
ISBN: 978-157110-465-6

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