The Write Genre

Classroom activities and mini-lessons that promote writing with clarity, style, and flashes of brilliance

How do we make writing meaningful to students? A leading educator and a popular novelist present a refreshing exploration of how the challenges of professional writers can give students new insights into writing.

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How do we make writing meaningful to students? A leading educator and a popular novelist present a refreshing exploration of how the challenges of professional writers can give students new insights into writing.

The Write Genre presents a balanced approach to writing workshops in grades 3–9. It provides hands-on activities that focus on all stages of the writing process, with teacher-directed assignments and self-selected writing lessons that emphasize writing to learn. These...read more

About the Author(s)

Paul had a different career in mind before he became a teacher. "I started out to become a poet, but found the demand for metaphysical poets in the 20th century to be very limited. Teaching was as close as I could come."

Lori Jamison Rog is a teacher, author, and literacy consultant. She is one of the few Canadians to have served on the Board of Directors of the International Literacy Association.

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Contents
Introduction
1. How Writers Really Write—The Writing Process
2. How Students Learn to Write—The Writing Workshop
3. Using Rubrics for Writing Instruction and Assessment—The Six Traits
4. Telling Their Own Story—The Personal Memoir
5. Our Plot Thickens—The Fictional Narrative
6. Just the Facts, Ma’’am—The Informational Report
7. What Do They Really Think?—The Opinion Piece
8. Doing It My Way—Procedural Writing
9. More Than Rhyme Time—Poetry
10. Putting It All Together—The Multi-Genre Project
Annotated Bibliography
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-9
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2003
Item No: 8172Item No: 8816Item No: B172
ISBN: 978-155138-172-5ISBN: 978-1-55138-816-8ISBN: 978-15513B-172-5

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