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Craft and Process Studies

Matt Glover

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Craft and Process Studies

By Matt Glover
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Overview
Author
Matt Glover
Edition
1st
ISBN
9780325099736
Published Date
28/10/2019
Pages
232
If you believe that all students should have opportunities to write in genres of their choice but aren’t sure how, Matt Glover is here to help.

In Craft and Process Studies, Matt makes a compelling case for raising student engagement and writing quality by allowing students to choose the genre they want to write in. Then he shows you how with 17 possible units, divided into craft and process studies, that teach important writing skills while also providing opportunities for choice of genre. Matt uses a predictable structure for each unit that includes suggestions for:
  • applicable grade ranges
  • time of year to try
  • key unit goals and questions
  • mentor texts
  • minilesson topics
  • conferring goals.
With key teaching points, ideas for how to fit the units into your existing curriculum, and strategies to overcome common roadblocks, Matt gives you all the specific how-to’s for implementing the studies even in school settings where writing units are already set. And with 40 classroom videos, you’ll see the power of this work in action.
Table of contents
  • 1: Increasing Engagement Through Choice of Genre
  • 2: Choice of Genre Through Craft and Process Studies
  • 3: Teaching in Craft and Process Studies
  • 4: Launching Writing Workshop: Fostering Self-Direction
  • 5: Reading Like a Writer
  • 6: Using Strategies to Find Topics
  • 7: Finding and Developing Independent Writing Projects
  • 8: Launching the Use of a Writer's Notebook
  • 9: Independent Genre Study
  • 10: Planning
  • 11: How to Have Better Peer Conferences
  • 12: Revision
  • 13: Genre Overview
  • 14: Illustration Study
  • 15: Using Illustrations and Text to Create Meaning in the Upper Grades
  • 16: How to Make Paragraphing Decisions
  • 17: General Craft Study
  • 18: Using Punctuation as a Crafting Tool
  • 19: Using Text Structures as Crafting Tools
  • 20: Author Study