Teaching Writing

Lucy Calkins

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Teaching Writing

By Lucy Calkins
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Teaching Writing is Lucy Calkins at her best—a distillation of the work that’s placed Lucy and her colleagues at the forefront of the teaching of writing for over thirty years. This book promises to inspire teachers to teach with renewed passion and power and to invigorate the entire school day.

This is a book for readers who want an introduction to the writing workshop, and for those who’ve lived and breathed this work for decades. Although Lucy addresses the familiar topics—the writing process, conferring, kinds of writing, and writing assessment— she helps us see those topics with new eyes. She clears away the debris to show us the teeny details, and she shows us the majesty and meaning, too, in these simple yet powerful teaching acts. Download a sample chapter for more information.
Table of contents
  • Chapter 1: Writing Workshop: The Backstory
  • Chapter 2: What Writers Need: Essentials of Writing Workshop
  • Chapter 3: The Writing Process
  • Chapter 4: The Big Picture of Writing Workshop
  • Chapter 5: Narrative Writing
  • Chapter 6: Information Writing
  • Chapter 7: Opinion/Argument Writing
  • Chapter 8: Conferring with Writers
  • Chapter 9: Small-Group Work in the Writing Workshop
  • Chapter 10: Writing across the Curriculum
  • Chapter 11: Assessing Writing
  • Chapter 12: Bringing the Writing Workshop to Your School
  • Works Cited
  • Index