Big Lessons from Small Writers : 9780325007489

Big Lessons from Small Writers

Calkins, Lucy
 
Edition
 
ISBN
 
9780325007489
ISBN 10
 
0325007489
Published
 
01/06/2005
Published by
 
Heinemann USA
Pages
 
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
DVD
$171.50
 
 
 
Description

Drawing on 22 instructional (and inspirational) video clips, this comprehensive, easy-to-navigate DVD vividly conveys the inner workings of writing workshops in a variety of elementary classrooms. The two hours of live-from-the-classroom video clips are supported and enhanced by an optional voice-over coaching commentary from Lucy that explains the teaching moves and strategies.

Table of contents

Most conferences are also supported and enhanced by an optional voice-over coaching commentary from Lucy.

Conference 1
Abby teaches Raphael a strategy for making a story longer: Try a new kind of paper. (Launching, Small Moments) 3 minutes

Conference 2
Lucy teaches Lisa a strategy for revising a story: Think of what you are trying to say and write about or develop that. (Revision) 6 minutes

Conference 3
Amanda lifts the level of Harold's work and teaches him a strategy for finding a writing topic: Think about true things that have happened to you. (Launching, Small Moments) 5 minutes.

Conference 4
Lucy teaches George a strategy for revising: Think of what you are trying to say and write about or develop that. (Small Moments, Revision) 7 minutes

Conference 5
Leah teaches Winter a strategy for structuring nonfiction writing: Use a page for each part. (Non-fiction) 5 minutes

Conference 6 Lucy teaches Marley a strategy for revising drafts of poems: Write about strong feelings, and write with bits of sentences. (Poetry) 8 minutes

Conference 7
Natalie teaches Marcella a strategy for planning her writing: Think of the writing each page will hold. (Launching, Writing for Readers) 5 minutes. No commentary available.

Conference 8
Lucy helps Sophia try a strategy for revising that classmate Jacob used: Add paper where there is more to write. (Launching, Revision) 2 minutes. No commentary available.

Conference 9
Quran teaches Diego a strategy for rehearsing for writing: Storytelling. (Launching, Small Moments) 8 minutes.

Conference 10
Amanda teaches Bejide a strategy for putting stories on paper: Storytelling - and then represent that story on the page. (Launching, Small Moments) 4 minutes.

Conference 11
Lucy teaches George a strategy for deciding whether to revise writing or to create new writing: Decide if the content will be the same or different. (Revision, Non-fiction) 6 minutes. No commentary available.

Conference 12
Amanda teaches Serena a strategy for reading and writing more easily: Point under each word when reading, and use spaces between each word when writing. (Writing for Readers, Poetry) 6 minutes.

Conference 13
Lucy teaches Jacob a strategy for revising: Use details from your picture to help you add details to your story, and add paper where there is more to write. (Launching, Small Moments, Revision) 5 minutes.

Teaching Point 14
Lucy teaches the class Jacob's strategy for making room for details: Add paper where there is more to write. (Launching, Revision) 1 minute.

Strategy Lesson 15
Kersandra teaches a small group of students a strategy for getting started writing: Imagine the scene, and draw pictures and words across pages. (Launching, Small Moments) 7 minutes

Share 16
Lucy teaches the class a strategy for revising stories: Reread and check to see if the writing makes sense or if it needs more words. (Launching, Writing for Readers, Revision) 5 minutes

Minilesson 17
Jessica teaches the class a strategy for experimenting with voice in poetry: Write to an object. (Poetry) 5 minutes

Minilesson 18
Cynthia teaches the class a strategy for writing the letters in words: Stretch the words out slowly to listen to each sound in them. (Launching, Writing for Readers) 10 minutes.

Minilesson 19
Brigida teaches the class a strategy for revising: Use a revision checklist. (Revision, Non-fiction) 6 minutes

Writing Example 20
Alejandro uses blanks to help him leave spaces between words. (Launching, Writing for Readers) 5 minutes

Minilesson 21
Lucy teaches the class a strategy for writing more: Add paper. (Launching, Small Moments) 7 minutes

Writing Example 22
John thinks aloud about his piece of nonfiction writing. (Non-fiction) 1 minute. No commentary available.