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Blueprint for Exceptional Writing

Blueprint for Exceptional Writing (Paperback)

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Written for teachers in K-8 who are dedicated to helping students think, plan, and then write interesting and meaningful essays, Blueprint for Exceptional Writing ("BEW") provides a master plan to help build successful writers. BEW gives teachers a comprehensive set of strategies that will improve student writing. Teaching writing will never be the same with Blueprint for Exceptional Writing! * Features three distinct sections to effectively guide teachers of writing: *Section I covers the five phases for teaching students expressive writing skills, I) Authentic Vocabulary, II Pre-Writing, IV Authentic Editing and V) Publishing, are explained and then the associated interactive teaching strategies are taught by our literacy expert, Professor Write. *Section II offers information on how to teach different genres. The chapters in Section II provide a clear picture of the four most commonly taught genres in grades K-8. *Section III highlights teacher-friendly interactive strategies to use with students in the four common genres, including project descriptions, interesting websites and a wide-array of multi-sensory activities to support learning.

Designed as a workbook, this section is perfect for noting ideas that work.*Introduces you to new, creative, and innovative teaching strategies to capture the attention of students and successfully engage them in the writing process.*Provides ideas for student writing prompts for teachers who struggle with decisions about what to have students write about. *Presents numerous free websites, easy-to-make games and exercises to enhance to the writing process in your classroom and teach students vital expressive writing concepts at the same time. *Includes a demonstration video from the authors on the strategies in action in real classrooms. Teachers can watch, learn and model the author. Perfect for book club study groups!*Details proficient and non-proficient student writing and features real examples in the four most frequently taught genres. Discusses how to incorporate the samples into your teaching to model expressive writing for your students in different genres. *Outlines specific scripts to guide teachers in introducing new concepts to students.

Children'sEducational materialEducational: English language & literacyEducational: English language: reading & writing skillsEducationEducation TheoryEducationEducation TheorySchoolsPrimary & middle schoolsEducationTeaching SkillsTeaching of a specific subject Publisher: Pearson Education (US) Publication Date: 13/06/2008 ISBN-13: 9780205571741  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jennifer Fontenot is a teacher consultant in public education where she has taught for nearly 30 years. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Michigan University in the department of special education. She has also been an assistant professor of special education at Marywood College. She received her doctorate from Wayne State University where she focused on developing special education programs. Jennifer has been honored as Teacher Educator of the Year in 2007 from the Michigan Reading Association and Teacher of the Year in 2006 from the American Legion Association. Karen Carney is an associate professor in the Special Education Department at Eastern Michigan University. She earned a doctorate from Arizona State University in Curriculum and Instruction, where she focused on Special Education. Karen's career in education extends over 30 years, as a teacher and consultant for students with emotional and behavioral disorders, kindergarten and 3rd grade teacher, elementary principal and special education director. She has worked in public school in Connecticut, Wyoming, and also a suburb of Sydney, Australia.

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