How Writers Work: Finding a Process That Works for You


HarperCollins - Surprise! there is no secret to being a writer. But there is a process. This book lifts the curtain on how writers work and helps aspiring writers discover their own writing process. Perfect for classrooms, How Writers Work is full of practical wisdom. Unlock your potential by reading How Writers Work! HarperCollins Publishers.

Good writing isn't forged by magic or hatched out of thin air. It's tailored especially for young writers, but aspiring authors of all ages can benefit from bestselling writer Ralph Fletcher's tips. Everyone can struggle with the writing process at times. Good writing happens when you follow certain steps to take control of your sentences—to make your words do what you want them to do.

How Writers Work: Finding a Process That Works for You - Unlock the secret to being a writer! turn to this practical and enjoyable guide by the bestselling author of A Writer’s Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding.

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Live Writing: Breathing Life into Your Words


HarperCollins - A practical guide for how to make your writing come alive, by the bestselling author of A Writer’s Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding. What is “live writing”? it’s the kind of writing that has a current running through it—energy, electricity, juice. Perfect for classrooms, Live Writing is full of practical wisdom for young writers, from bestselling writer Ralph Fletcher.

But instead of awls and hammers, a love of books, a sense of story, this toolbox contains words, imagination, and ideas for how to make the writing live and breathe. Aspiring writers will devour these tips for how to make their words jump off the page! HarperTrophy. This book is a young writer’s toolbox for bringing writing to life.

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A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You


HarperCollins - Most people go through life experiencing daily thoughts and feelings, noticing and observing the world around them. They react. HarperTrophy. Young writers will love these useful tips for how to use notes and jottings to create stories and poems of their own. Tap into your inner writer with this book of practical advice by the bestselling author of How Writers Work and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding.

HarperTrophy. But writers record these thoughts and observations. And they need a special place to record those reactions. Perfect for classrooms, a writer’s Notebook gives budding writers a place to keep track of all the little things they notice every day. Writers are just like everyone else—except for one big difference.

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Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out


HarperCollins - HarperCollins. HarperTrophy. A practical guide to demystify the process of writing poetry, by the bestselling author of A Writer’s Notebook and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding. Poetry matters. Young poets and aspiring poets of all ages will enjoy these tips on how to simplify the process of writing poetry and find their own unique voice.

At the most important moments, when everyone else is silent, poetry rises to speak. This book is full of practical wisdom to help young writers craft beautiful poetry that shines, sings, and soars. HarperTrophy. It features writing tips and tricks, interviews with published poets for children, and plenty of examples of poetry by published writers—and even young people themselves.

Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out - Perfect for classrooms, this lighthearted, appealing manual is a celebration of poetry that is a joy to read.

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Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink


HarperCollins - Drawing from her popular blog, Gail answers readers' fiction- and poetry-writing questions and dives into how to make a story come alive. Bestselling author of ella enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine shares her secrets of great writing in this companion to the popular Writing Magic. Have you ever wanted to captivate readers with a great opening, make up an entire country, realize a dastardly villain, or make your characters leap off the page? If you answered yes to any of these questions, write an epic love story, create spectacular and fantastical creatures, Gail Carson Levine can help you achieve your goals.

Newbery honor author gail carson Levine offers a behind-the-scenes take on writing and teaches you how to become a world-class author. HarperCollins. HarperTrophy. HarperCollins. If you're interested in writing prose and poetry or just want to be a better and more rounded writer, this book will help you on your creative journey.

Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink - With her trademark humor and vast writing knowledge, Gail Carson Levine reveals the tricks of her trade, writer to writer. Supports the Common Core State Standards HarperTrophy.

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Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide


Heinemann - It is for these teachers, and others who are unfamiliar with writing workshop, that Ralph Fletcher and JoAnn Portalupi wrote this book - as a way to introduce and explain the writing workshop. HarperCollins. To reveal what a potent tool the writing workshop can be for empowering young writers. Each chapter addresses an essential element, then suggests five or six specific things a teacher can do to implement the idea under discussion.

The book closes with practical forms in the appendixes to ensure that the workshop runs smoothly. There's also a separate chapter entitled "What About Skills, " which shows how to effectively teach skills in the context of writing. HarperCollins. In clear language, fletcher and Portalupi explain the simple principles that underlie the writing workshop and explore the major components that make it work.

Writing Workshop: The Essential Guide - Above all writing workshop is a practical book, providing everything a teacher needs to get the writing workshop up and running. There are a variety of approaches or programs, but none of them matches the writing workshop when it comes to growing strong writers. That's why, despite the pressures of testing, the writing workshop has endured and even flourished in thousands of schools across the country.

. Is the writing workshop the only way to teach writing? No.

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Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly


HarperCollins - Fairy-tale master gail carson, guides writers of all ages on how to develop their craft, the bestselling author of Ella Enchanted, with practical advice and heartfelt encouragement. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, develop memorable characters—and much, write sparkling dialogue, much more.

She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. HarperCollins. HarperTrophy. HarperTrophy. In writing magic, newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. HarperCollins. HarperCollins. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire.

Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly - With humor, honesty, gail carson Levine shows you that you, too, and wisdom, can make magic with your writing.

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Joy Write: Cultivating High-Impact, Low-Stakes Writing


Heinemann - Ralph fletcher is bringing joy back to writing Nothing helps writers grow like practice. HarperTrophy. Assigning a particular format-a hamburger essay, for instance-would curtail this play, if not eliminate it entirely. That's why, instead of teacher-driven assignments, Joy Write shares the whys and the how of giving students time and autonomy for the playful, low-stakes writing that leads to surprising, high-level growth.

But not just any kind of practice will do. How do writers really grow? "A writer needs wide latitude so she can bring all her intelligence to the task, " Ralph observes. HarperCollins. HarperCollins. He also provides numerous suggestions for helping students build and flex their writing muscles, increase their stamina, and develop passion for expressing themselves with the written word.

Joy Write: Cultivating High-Impact, Low-Stakes Writing - Five ideas for authentic, choice-driven writing First Ralph makes the case for carving out classroom time for low-stakes writing, despite pressure to focus on persuasive essays and test prep. You've got to bring the joy! In Joy Write, beloved writer and teacher Ralph Fletcher shows you how. Then he shares five big ideas for choice-driven, authentic, informal writing-deeply engaging work that kids want to do.

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Craft Lessons Second Edition: Teaching Writing K-8


Stenhouse Publishers - HarperTrophy. The features that made Craft Lessons so valuable have been augmented. This edition includes: Seventeen brand new craft lessons; many based on veteran teachers' observations about typical student writing. Readers value the pithy, 3–4, practical lessons—each printed on one page—and appreciate the instructional language geared to three grade-level groupings: K–2, and 5–8.

In the decade since craft lessons' publication the world has changed in many ways, yet one thing has remained constant: teachers continue to feel starved for time. HarperCollins. Revisions to other craft lessons: model texts that have gone out of print have been replaced with current titles, and the resource materials sections have been expanded.

Craft Lessons Second Edition: Teaching Writing K-8 - New thinking about teaching elements of craft and the reading-writing connection. Two new indexes: a handy subject index to make it easier to find specific craft lessons, Design, and an index that shows how these craft lessons can be integrated into Ralph and JoAnn's curriculum resource on the “qualities of writing”—Ideas, Language, and Presentation.

HarperCollins. Since its publication in 1998 Craft Lessons has become a mainstay of writing teachers, both new and experienced. HarperTrophy. The 95 lessons in this book provide a wealth of information for teaching leads, character, endings, stronger verbs, and much more.

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Notebook Know-How: Strategies for the Writer's Notebook


Stenhouse Publishers - Stenhouse Publishers. It is here that students brainstorm topics, tweak a new revision strategy, play with leads and endings, or test out a genre for the first time. HarperTrophy. In notebook know-how, aimee buckner provides the tools teachers need to make writers' notebooks an integral part of their writing programs.

HarperCollins. HarperTrophy. She also addresses many of the questions teachers ask when they start using notebooks with their students, including: how do i launch the notebook? what mini-lessons can be used throughout the year to help students become more skilled in keeping notebooks?How do I help students who are stuck in writing ruts with notebooks? How do I help students use their learning from notebooks for other writing? How do I organize notebooks so that the design is flexible, yet still allows students to access information easily?How can writers' notebooks help students become better readers? How do I assess notebooks?This compact guide is packed with lessons, tips, and samples of student writing to help teachers make the most of writers' notebooks, without sacrificing time needed for the rest of the literacy curriculum.

Notebook Know-How: Strategies for the Writer's Notebook - HarperCollins. HarperCollins. A writer's notebook is an essential springboard for the pieces that will later be crafted in writers' workshop. In fact, notebook know-how shows how smart and focused use of writers' notebooks enhances and deepens literacy learning in both reading and writing for students in grades 3–8.

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Nonfiction Craft Lessons: Teaching Information Writing K-8


Stenhouse Publishers - In the k-2 section, for example, a number of craft lessons focus on the all-about or concept book. Stenhouse Publishers. Teachers can provide concrete strategies to help students scaffold their ideas as they write in his challenging genre. Like the authors' best-selling craft lessons: teaching Writing K-8, this book is divided into sections for K-2, 3-4, and middle school grades 5-8 students.

HarperTrophy. HarperCollins. Nonfiction craft lessons gives teachers a wealth of practical strategies to help students grow into strong writers as they explore and explain the world around them. Be sure to look at the When Students Write videotapes too. HarperCollins. HarperTrophy. In the 3-4 section there are several lessons on biography.

Nonfiction Craft Lessons: Teaching Information Writing K-8 - Writing nonfiction represents a big step for most students. These divisions reflect various differences between emerging, competent, and fluent writers. Stenhouse Publishers. In each section you'll find a generous collection of craft lessons directed at the genre that's most appropriate for that particular age.

Most young writers are not intimidated by personal narrative, but when they try to put together a "teaching book, or persuasive essay, or even poetry, " report, fiction, they often feel anxious and frustrated.

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