Every Kid a Writer : 9780325092294

Every Kid a Writer

Boswell,Kelly
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780325092294
ISBN 10
 
032509229X
Published
 
06/10/2020
Published by
 
Heinemann USA
Pages
 
Format
 
Available once published
 
Title type
Book
$50.99
 
 
 
Description
Anyone who has taught writing knows that sometimes the hardest part about teaching writing is getting students to write at all.

What we sometimes forget, Kelly Boswell reminds us, is that every writer is reluctant to write at some point. It’s the conditions––not the kids––that determine success. In Every Kid A Writer, Kelly provides six field-tested strategies to get everyone in the classroom writing with energy and enthusiasm:
  • Use mentors and modeling to fuel engagement
  • Create a safe and daily space for writing
  • Expose writers to real readers
  • Offer choice
  • Maintain a healthy perspective on conventions
  • Shape writing identity through assessment

Chapters provide moments to pause and reflect, samples of student work, clear explanations of how these strategies and ideas support state and national standards, and practical, powerful ways to try out strategies in your own classroom. As Kelly writes: “We want kids to know, deep in their bones, that writing has so much to give and so much to teach. It starts with us.”

Table of contents
  • Chapter 1 The Shrug, the Slump, and the Sharpening of Pencils
  • Chapter 2 Use Mentors and Modeling to Fuel Engagement .
  • Chapter 3 Create a Safe and Daily Space for Writing
  • Chapter 4 Expose Writers to Real Readers
  • Chapter 5 Offer Choice
  • Chapter 6 Maintain a Healthy Perspective on Conventions
  • Chapter 7 Shape Writing Identity Through Assessment
  • Chapter 8 It Starts with Us