Hawker Brownlow Education

How Do I Get Them to Write? Explore the Reading-Writing Connection Using Freewriting and Mentor Texts to Motivate and Empower Students

Author: Karen Filewych

Availability: In Stock

Code: PBP8474

ISBN: 9781760568474

No of Pages: 160

Publish date: 22/10/2018

Price: $32.95

Description

How Do I Get Them to Write? Investigates the vital connection between reading and writing. This remarkable book argues that reading, writing and the inevitable discussions that follow lead students to appreciate the experiences of others, open their minds to new possibilities, gain a glimpse into unknown worlds, make connections to their own live and reflect on their own choices and learning.


This practical resource shows teachers simple ways to inspire students to learn to write and write to learn. Teachers will discover how to:



  • structure their English program

  • establish writing groups

  • make assessment manageable

  • use mentor texts to teach the skills of writing

  • teach freewriting, journal, narrative and transactional writing

  • create engaging poetry units and author studies

  • engage emergent writers in Foundation Year and Year 1

  • assist English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) learners and reluctant writers

  • create an environment where students enjoy putting pencil to paper or fingers to keyboard.


How Do I Get Them to Write? is committed to helping teachers get all students writing regardless of their attitudes or their current abilities. Based on the premise that all students can learn to write with appropriate teaching, modelling and practice, this is an ideal resource for teachers who love writing as well as for those who find it a challenging process.

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