Powerful Writing Structures

Brain Pocket Strategies for Supporting a Year-Long Writing Program

By: Adrienne Gear

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Code: PBP0966

ISBN: 9781760940966

No of Pages: 197

Publish Date: 20 February 2020

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About the Book

This timely book uses thinking structures to deepen student writing. Powerful Writing Structures revolves around ‘brain pockets’ to help students become familiar with the qualities of different writing forms. They learn to access memory pockets for personal narrative writing, fact pockets for writing nonfiction, and imagination pockets for story writing.

The thinking strategies in this practical resource focus on using structural aspects of writing forms to inspire and inform students learning to write. Detailed lesson plans revolve around anchor books and include sample student work from real classrooms, book lists and assessment rubrics. Based on extensive classroom testing, this comprehensive approach to developing a balanced year-long writing program includes tips for implementing weekly writing practice and for using different forms of writing in the content areas.

This valuable resource shows teachers how to set up an effective writing program that focuses on process rather than product. This book includes:

  • lessons to introduce different forms of writing, including six types of nonfiction, personal narrative and story
  • mini lessons on writing structure, language, and writer’s craft so that students can carry skills forward into writing practice
  • book lists of the best children’s books to anchor, support, and extend lessons
  • student examples that illustrate how strategies work in real classrooms.

From writing goals to writing joy, Powerful Writing Structures helps teachers guide students through the skills, the structures, the language and the beauty of effective writing.

More Information
Price A$43.95
ISBN 9781760940966
Publish date 2020-02-20 00:00:00
Partner ID 20449
Partner Name Pembroke Publishers