Writing Strategies for All Primary Students by Janet C. Richards
Scaffolding Independent Writing with Differentiated Mini-Lessons, Grades K-3

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A guide for teaching all your students the skills they need to be successful writers

The 25 mini-lessons provided in this book are designed to develop students’ self-regulated writing behaviors and enhance their self-perceived writing abilities. These foundational writing strategies are applicable and adaptable to all primary students: emergent, advanced, English Language Learners, and struggling writers. Following the SCAMPER (Screen and assess, Confer, Assemble materials, Model, Practice, Execute, Reflect) mini-lesson model devised by the authors,  the activities show teachers how to scaffold the writing strategies that students need in order to take control of their independent writing.Reveals helpful writing strategies, including making associations, planning, visualizing, accessing cues, using mnemonics, and moreOffers ideas for helping students revise, check, and monitor their writing assignmentsExplains the author's proven SCAMPER model that is appropriate for students in grades K-3

Let Richards and Lassonde—two experts in the field of childhood education—guide you through these proven strategies for enhancing young children's writing skills.


About Janet C. Richards

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Janet C. Richards, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of South Florida in the Childhood Education and Literacy Studies Department, where she specializes in literacy. She is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Reading Education as well as a literacy scholar for the International Reading Association (IRA).Cynthia Lassonde, Ph.D., is associate professor, Elementary Education and Reading, at the State University of New York (SUNY) in Oneonta. Cynthia has co-authored several books, including Teacher Collaboration for Professional Learning.
Published February 8, 2011 by Jossey-Bass. 320 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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