Joy Write

Joy Write Author Ralph Fletcher
ISBN-10 0325088802
Release 2017-04-06
Pages 120
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Nothing helps writers grow like practice. But not just any kind of practice will do. You've got to bring the joy! In Joy Write, beloved writer and teacher Ralph Fletcher shows you how. "A writer needs wide latitude so she can bring all her intelligence to the task," Ralph observes. "Assigning a particular format-a hamburger essay, for instance-would curtail this play, if not eliminate it entirely." That's why, instead of teacher-driven assignments, Joy Write shares the whys and the how of giving students time and autonomy for the playful, low-stakes writing that leads to surprising, high-level growth. First Ralph makes the case for carving out classroom time for low-stakes writing, despite pressure to focus on persuasive essays and test prep. Then he shares five big ideas for choice-driven, authentic, informal writing-deeply engaging work that kids want to do. He also provides numerous suggestions for helping students build and flex their writing muscles, increase their stamina, and develop passion for expressing themselves with the written word. "We don't teach students to write," Ralph Fletcher advises, "so much as create a safe space where they can teach themselves by doing." Trust Ralph and find out how to bring the joy to your writers.



The Joy of Writing

The Joy of Writing Author Pierre Berton
ISBN-10 9780385673563
Release 2010-04-30
Pages 336
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Drawing on his fifty years as an award-winning journalist and author of some of the finest books on Canadian history, Pierre Berton has written a witty and practical guide for writers. With almost every book a bestseller, clearly this writer knows what it takes to succeed in the publishing world. From the all-important rule of “knowing your audience” and other essential writing tips to down-to-earth advice on dealing with agents, publishers, and editors, The Joy of Writing covers every aspect of non-fiction writing and includes interviews with twenty-seven of Canada’s leading writers. Illustrated with more than thirty manuscript pages from Pierre Berton’s own works. Includes Interviews With: Alex Barris • Ted Barris • Jack Batten • Fred Bodsworth • June Callwood • Stevie Cameron • Robert Collins • Elaine Dewar • Will Ferguson • Trent Frayne • Bob Fulford • Charlotte Gray • Richard Gwyn • Stephen Kimber • Ken McGoogan • Roy McGregor • Linda McQuaig • Farley Mowat • Knowlton Nash • Peter Newman • Stephanie Nolen • John Sawatsky • Russell Smith • Edna Staebler • Walter Stewart • Betty Jane Wylie • Jan Wong From the Hardcover edition.



Feedback That Moves Writers Forward

Feedback That Moves Writers Forward Author Patty McGee
ISBN-10 9781506387130
Release 2017-03-21
Pages 280
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Student writing is only as good as the feedback we give In this remarkable book, Patty McGee shares research-based how-to’s for responding to writers that you can use immediately whether you use a writing program or a workshop model. Put down the red-pen, fix-it mindset and help your writers take risks, use grammar as an element of craft, discover their writing identities, elaborate in any genre, and more. Includes lots of helpful conference language that develops tone and trust and forms for reflecting on writing.



Joy Writing

Joy Writing Author Kenn Amdahl
ISBN-10 0962781525
Release 2002-03-01
Pages 164
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Joy writing will make you want to write. Beginning writers, people considering writing, and experienced writers will all find encouragement and painless tips on improving. Employing examples from over four dozen fine writers to make its point.



Craft Moves

Craft Moves Author Stacey Shubitz
ISBN-10 9781625310224
Release 2016-06-28
Pages 225
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Foreword by Lester Laminack How do you choose mentor texts for your students? How do you mine them for the craft lessons you want your students to learn? In Craft Moves, Stacey Shubitz, cofounder of the Two Writing Teachers website, does the heavy lifting for you: using twenty recently published picture books, she creates more than 180 lessons to teach various craft moves that will help your students become better writers. Stacey first discusses picture books as teaching tools and offers ways to integrate them into your curriculum, and classroom discussions. She also shares routines and classroom procedures to help students focus on their writing during the independent writing portion of writing workshop and helps teachers prepare for small-group instruction. Each of the 184 lessons in the book includes a publisher's summary, a rationale or explanation of the craft move demonstrated in the book, and a procedure that takes teachers and students back into the mentor text to deepen their understanding of the selected craft move. A step-by-step guide demonstrates how to analyze a picture book for multiple craft moves. Using picture books as mentor texts will help your students not only read as writers and write with joy but also become writers who can effectively communicate meaning, structure their writing, write with detail, and give their writing their own unique voice.



Heart

Heart Author Timothy D Kanold
ISBN-10 1943874433
Release 2017-03-17
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This inspiring resource presents the concept of a heartprint the distinctive impression that an educator s heart leaves on students and colleagues during his or her professional career. The author writes in a conversational, humorous manner as he offers his own anecdotes and reflections to help readers uncover their professional impact and foster productive, heart-centered classrooms and schools. Part 1 addresses Happiness having passion, purpose, and a positive impact in education. In part 2, Engagements, readers explore the engagement teachers must have in their work to put forth the needed energy and effort. Part 3, Alliances, asks readers to be open to forming alliances with their fellow educators so they can collaborate effectively. Next, part 4, Risk Taking, demonstrates for readers why teachers should engage in vision-focused risk taking to create sustainable change in their schools. Finally, part 5, Thought, focuses on the knowledge capacity educators should have to fulfill the heart of the teaching profession. Benefits Examine the five unique aspects of the HEART of a classroom and school Happiness, Engagements, Alliances, Risk Taking, and Thought. Answer essential questions and journal throughout the book to understand your distinctive heartprint and the influence you have left on the people in your professional education experience. Gain wisdom and profound insights from dozens of teachers and thought leaders. Explore outside print and online resources to learn more about what it means to have heart in education and how to positively affect school environment. Contents Part 1: Developing the HEART H Is for Happiness Chapter 1: The Happiness Dilemma Chapter 2: The Happiness-Passion Connection Chapter 3: What s Love Got to Do With It? Chapter 4: Got Compassion? Check! Chapter 5: Wanted Persons of Positive Character and Hope Chapter 6: The Joy-Gratitude-Stability Connection Chapter 7: What Makes You Weep? Part 2: Developing the HEART E Is for Engagement Chapter 8: Gallup Says, Full Engagement Not Ahead Chapter 9: Getting Engaged Chapter 10: It s Energy, Not Time Chapter 11: Name That Energy Quadrant Chapter 12: Avoiding the Quadrant III Drift Chapter 13: Quadrant II Time Required Chapter 14: GRIT Deliberate Daily Practice Part 3: Developing the HEART A Is for Alliances Chapter 15: The Primary Purposes of Collaboration Chapter 16: PLCs The Great Inequity Eraser Chapter 17: Oh, the Inequity Places We ll Go! Chapter 18: Stitches, Take Two Aspirin, and Reduce the Noise Chapter 19: Relational Intelligence Required Chapter 20: What Are Those Black Boxes? Chapter 21: Making Above and Beyond the Norm the Norm Part 4: Developing the HEART R Is for Risk Taking Chapter 22: What s in a Goal? Chapter 23: What s Your Brand? Chapter 24: Results or Persons? Chapter 25: Assessing Your Risk-Vision Dependency Chapter 26: Gallup Again Building Trust the Millennial Way Chapter 27: The New 3Rs Risk, Reflection, and Refinement Chapter 28: Warning Entropy Ahead! Part 5: Developing the HEART T Is for Thought Chapter 29: Your Great Adventure! Chapter 30: Discovering Your Voice More Than Opinion Chapter 31: Cleaning Up the Climate Chapter 32: Becoming a Feedback Fanatic Chapter 33: Yours, Mine, and Ours Chapter 34: Hold the Mayo! "



All Joy and No Fun

All Joy and No Fun Author Jennifer Senior
ISBN-10 9780349005522
Release 2014-02-19
Pages 320
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Award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle the issue of the effects of children on their parents, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half-century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear. Recruiting from a wide variety of sources - in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology - she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing to parents of teens. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's deepest vexations - and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards. All Joy and No Fun makes us reconsider some of our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. All Joy and No Fun is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today - and tomorrow.



Teaching Talk

Teaching Talk Author Kara Pranikoff
ISBN-10 0325086761
Release 2017
Pages 168
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Talk is part of every classroom, regardless of grade, content area, or school location. So how can teachers harness the energy of talk to spark discussion, strengthen student dialogue, and deepen comprehension? Teaching Talk is a practical resource that will help you focus your lens on classroom talk, making the most of the student voices and ideas that are already part of your classroom, and increasing the potential for learning. Kara Pranikoff offers suggestions and strategies that can be used immediately, starting with a comprehensive list of questions to help teachers assess and reflect on student talk. Each chapter addresses an element of classroom talk along with concrete examples to help you: collect and analyze artifacts of talk provide opportunities for students to share their ideas create conversations orchestrated by students and grounded in their ideas strengthen both talking and listening in conversation reflect on progress, set goals and refine instruction. Conversation is the currency of most ideas in the world. With Teaching Talk as your guide, you'll help students develop the skills they need to be inquisitive, independent, and critical thinkers in all aspects of their lives.



Making Nonfiction from Scratch

Making Nonfiction from Scratch Author Ralph Fletcher
ISBN-10 1625310129
Release 2015-11-28
Pages 134
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Do you have students whose nonfiction writing is formulaic, devoid of energy and voice? In Making Nonfiction from Scratch bestselling PD and children's book author Ralph Fletcher offers a candid critique of how nonfiction writing is often taught in schools and gives teachers the inspiration and strategies they need to help their students write authentic nonfiction. Skilled nonfiction writers draw on strategies, techniques, and craft found in other genres: poetry, comedy, even mystery. Without those elements, nonfiction would be dry and dull. Making Nonfiction from Scratch helps bring all of those aspects together and shows how each genre can enrich nonfiction writing. Ralph emphasizes the power of choice, mentor texts, and nonfiction read-alouds in making nonfiction an everyday part of classrooms. "Classroom Connection" sections throughout the book suggest immediate, practical strategies for putting the ideas in the book to use. Two case studies and a chapter on the dos and don'ts of nonfiction writing instruction round out this short, practical book. Any informational writing should be insightful, accurate, and well organized - but it doesn't have to be boring. Ralph invites you to make your classroom a place where students can create delicious nonfiction full of passion, voice, and insight.



The Joy of Missing Out

The Joy of Missing Out Author Christina Crook
ISBN-10 9781550925722
Release 2015-01-19
Pages 208
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Stepping back from technology for a people-focused future



The Curious Classroom

The Curious Classroom Author Harvey Daniels
ISBN-10 0325089906
Release 2017-04-13
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The Curious Classroom has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Curious Classroom also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Curious Classroom book for free.



The Unstoppable Writing Teacher

The Unstoppable Writing Teacher Author Maria Colleen Cruz
ISBN-10 032506248X
Release 2015-05-14
Pages 176
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Veteran teacher and author Colleen Cruz has seen it all and done it all in the writing classroom-and she's got something to admit: this is hard work. Real hard. In The Unstoppable Writing Teacher she takes on the common concerns, struggles, and roadblocks that we all face in writing instruction and helps us engage in the process of problem solving each one. From dealing with writing workshop skeptics to working with students both gifted and challenged, and of course combating that eternal barrier-lack of time-Colleen offers tried-and-true strategies to address and overcome obstacles. For the struggles unique to you, she includes a "Name Your Monster" section that helps you identify your own individual roadblocks and even offers sustainable support through her blog, colleencruz.com. "We can't solve all the problems we're faced with in writing instruction," Colleen promises, "but we can choose how to respond to them. And our responses will make all the difference." What makes you unstoppable, or what's stopping you? Connect with Colleen on her blog at www.colleencruz.com/blog.htm or on Twitter, #unstoppablewritingteacher.



No More Mindless Homework

No More Mindless Homework Author Kathy Collins
ISBN-10 0325092818
Release 2017-04-13
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No More Mindless Homework has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from No More Mindless Homework also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full No More Mindless Homework book for free.



Disrupting Thinking

Disrupting Thinking Author Robert Probst
ISBN-10 1338132903
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 176
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Supported with student conversations, classroom scenarios, practical strategies, and turn-and-talk moments, teachers and administrators can use this book as a guide for changing the way they think about teaching students to become thoughtful, skillful, attentive, responsive readers.



Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading

Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading Author Vicki Vinton
ISBN-10 0325077924
Release 2017-03-23
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Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading book for free.



The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club Author Amy Tan
ISBN-10 9781407072852
Release 2008-12-26
Pages 368
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In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what they left behind in China. United in loss and new hope for their daughters' futures, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Their daughters, who have never heard these stories, think their mothers' advice is irrelevant to their modern American lives - until their own inner crises reveal how much they've unknowingly inherited of their mothers' pasts. The international bestseller



What Are the Rest of My Kids Doing

What Are the Rest of My Kids Doing Author Lindsey Moses
ISBN-10 032508775X
Release 2017-03-01
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What Are the Rest of My Kids Doing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from What Are the Rest of My Kids Doing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full What Are the Rest of My Kids Doing book for free.