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Fun-Size Academic Writing for Serious Learning: 101 Lessons & Mentor Texts--Narrative, Opinion/Argument, & Informative/Explanatory, Grades 4-9 - Corwin Literacy (Paperback)
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Fun-Size Academic Writing for Serious Learning: 101 Lessons & Mentor Texts--Narrative, Opinion/Argument, & Informative/Explanatory, Grades 4-9 - Corwin Literacy (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 03/09/2013
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Gretchen Bernabei and Judi Reimer present 95 craft lessons based on real student essays. The premise of the book is that "kids learn from each other faster and more deeply than they learn from us." These real tests are an "instructional gold mine" for modeling narrative, argument, and analytical writing techniques. These are the main kinds of writing taught, tested, and even outlined in the Common Core Standards. An innovative, fun, and easy-to-use resource for teachers looking to improve their writing instruction.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781452268613
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 730 g
Dimensions: 279 x 215 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Here is what I love about this book: It has gobs and gobs of student writing samples with smart and lively explanations of how to use each as the focus of a craft lesson to teach writing. The right models of student writing are the best mentor texts a teacher can find and with this book, you need look no further. . . . Breathe, fellow writing teachers. Much needed and wanted help has arrived."

-- Ruth Culham, Author of Traits Writing

"Gretchen Bernabei is a wizard. In this book she provides wonderfully practical help for instruction in narrative, expository, and argumentative writing. And like all her work, it rests on a dynamic sense of `structure'. At a time when writing instruction is becoming increasingly formulaic, Gretchen continues to show the wealth of options students can have for developing their ideas and expanding on their experiences."

-- Thomas R. Newkirk, Author of Holding On to Good Ideas in a Time of Bad Ones
"Gretchen Bernabei has done it again--only better. Fun-Size Academic Writing for Serious Learning plops us down in the middle of the disheveled process of writing and gives us concrete ways to navigate through. This book stands apart in two ways. First, it gives us myriad unpublished mentor texts written by students with diverse abilities and backgrounds. Second, its a la carte format makes it a perfect resource from which teachers can cull lessons." -- Kay Shurtleff, President

"Once again, Gretchen Bernabei weaves together masterful, concrete strategies with powerful student examples. Gretchen provides text structures and student models to move authentic writing beyond traditional formulas. This book is a must read/must try for all ELA teachers."

-- P. Tim Martindell, Ed.D, President-Elect
"The good news is that the book you hold in your hand is a lifeline to real writing instruction. Based on careful observation of wonderfully varied student writing, grades 4-9, and organized around the genres of the Common Core Standards, Fun-Sized Academic Writing is the best book I know for giving students a fun-sized suit that fits their true voices as writers and thinkers." -- Barry Lane, Founder

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