Write Like This

Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Texts

If you want to learn how to shoot a basketball, you begin by carefully observing someone who knows how to shoot a basketball. If you want to be a writer, you begin by carefully observing the work of accomplished writers. Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process, high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers, and how doing so elevates his students' writing abilities.

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If you want to learn how to shoot a basketball, you begin by carefully observing someone who knows how to shoot a basketball. If you want to be a writer, you begin by carefully observing the work of accomplished writers. Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process, high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers, and how doing so elevates his students' writing abilities. Write ...read more

About the Author(s)

Kelly, a "baseballoholic" and a self-described expert at negotiating airports, is in his thirty-third year of teaching at the high school level.

He currently teaches at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: Moving Writing to the Front Burner
  • Chapter 2: Express and Reflect
  • Chapter 3: Inform and Explain
  • Chapter 4: Evaluate and Judge
  • Chapter 5: Inquire and Explore
  • Chapter 6: Analyze and Interpret
  • Chapter 7: Take a Stand/Propose a Solution
  • Chapter 8: Polishing the Paper
  • Chapter 9: The Wizard of Oz Would Have Been a Lousy Writing Teacher
  • Appendices

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Product Details

Grade Range: 4-12
Media: 272 pp/paper
Year: 2011
Item No: 0896Item No: 0933Item No: B896
ISBN: 978-157110-896-8ISBN: 978-157110-933-0ISBN: 978-15711B-896-8

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