Writing Through the Tween Years

Supporting Writers, Grades 3-6

No longer little children but not yet teenagers, "tweens" are beginning to see themselves as autonomous while still struggling to understand where they fit in. It can also be an awkward time for teachers who cherish the hilarious and poignant personalities of tween writers, but feel pressured by the increasing emphasis on testing in the intermediate grades.

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No longer little children but not yet teenagers, "tweens" are beginning to see themselves as autonomous while still struggling to understand where they fit in. It can also be an awkward time for teachers who cherish the hilarious and poignant personalities of tween writers, but feel pressured by the increasing emphasis on testing in the intermediate grades. Many teachers have virtually abandoned writers' workshops in favor of formula writing and prompts, even though these workshops may be ess...read more

About the Author(s)

Bruce Morgan has been a classroom teacher in Douglas County (Colorado) Schools for twenty-five years, in various grade levels and roles: grades 3-6 teacher, gifted cluster classroom, literacy immersion classroom for six years, and district reading specialist for two years.

Table of Contents

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Foreword by Ellin Keene
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I: Writing Essentials
1. Understanding Tween Writers
2. Writers' Workshop
3. Planning and Strategy Instruction
Part II: Mentoring Tween Writers
4. Living Books
5. Modeling Writing
6. Mentor Texts
Part III: Sanity in a Test-Crazed World
7. Jump-Starting Quality Standards
8. Writing Beyond Narrative: Genre Studies
9. Tackling Spelling and Punctuation
Epilogue
Appendix
References

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-6
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2003
Item No: 0406Item No: 0750Item No: B406
ISBN: 978-157110-406-9ISBN: 978-157110-750-3ISBN: 978-15711B-406-9

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