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Author: Marjorie Frank
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Incentive Publications, ©1979.
Series: Kids' stuff books.
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From the Back Cover: A book for any teacher who has ever said (or thought): "My kids groan when it's time to write!"--"Teaching writing is such hard work!"--"I don't have time-there are too many other things to teach" -- "Lots of my kids are too shy or fearful to express themselves" -- "I always run out of ideas by October!" -- "How can I start writing with my very young students?" -- "I have this kid who just  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie Frank
ISBN: 0913916625 9780913916629
OCLC Number: 5464728
Notes: "IP-625"--Cover.
Description: 218 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Owner's manual --
Chapter 1: Roots --
Where do I begin? --
Inventory your biases --
What IS writing, anyway? --
Take another look --
Instead of, "write a story," try --
Why bother? --
Getting around to it --
Climate where kids will DARE to write --
How to build the climate --
Getting yourself ready --
Checklist for teacher readiness --
Chapter 2: Foundation --
My kids say they can't think of anything to write --
Bringing kids back to language --
Easing into writing-four tips --
Word play IS child's play-and that's not all --
More than 40 ways to fool around with words --
Language delight and classroom life --
How to adapt a good idea to your writers --
Chapter 3: Romance --
They groan when it's time for writing --
What's going on here? (A look into 10 writing sessions) --
Starting love affairs with ideas --
Where do writers get ideas? --
Operation saturation with literature --
Operation saturation with music --
Operation saturation with selves --
Operation saturation with art --
Operation saturation with movement --
Operation saturation with group adventures --
Operation saturation with just talking --
Operation saturation with a feeling you can't ignore --
Operation saturation content area experience --
Which motivators are right for you? --
Chapter 4: Process --
But teaching writing is such hard work --
Here I am in the middle of a book --
Writing is a process --
9-stage plan that works --
IFs, ANDs and BUTs --
What the teacher does while the kids write --
That all takes so much time, you're saying! --
Painted poems-a sample lesson through all the steps --
Chapter 5: Tools --
Should spelling and grammar count? How much? --
Creativity-technical skills tug-of-war --
Criticism without pain --
Teaching kids (of ALL ages) to edit and revise --
On spelling and grammar and structure --
Evaluation without ego destruction --
Chapter 6: Presenting --
What do we do with the writing when it's finished? --
To share --
Why? --
What's my role? --
When? --
When not? --
Selection of publishing ideas for kids --
Chapter 7: Wrinkles --
I have this kid who just won't! --
New look at wrinkles --
Succeeding with kids who can't, won't or don't --
Starting with very young writers --
What to do when the whole lesson is a flop --
Answers to the 14 questions teachers ask most --
Chapter 8: Just Ideas --
I always run out of ideas by October --
Dreams in broad daylight: 100 alternatives to "What I did on my summer vacation" --
Especially, but not only, for little kids --
Especially, but not only, for reluctant writers --
Especially, but not only, for gifted writers --
Ideas for mixing writing with other content areas --
Chapter 9: Resources --
Help! --
Not all the good ideas are found in books! --
Philosophy, techniques, inspiration and encouragement for teachers --
Just dozens and dozens of ideas --
Special books for stimulating writing and spreading love of language --
Favorite collections of poetry --
Chapter 10: Independence --
How can I get them to write on their own? --
In celebration of independent writing --
How to help them do it on their own --
Personal journals for kids and teachers --
Plan for a permanent writing center in your classroom --
20 mini-centers you can make in minutes --
Conclusion --
Growth --
Risk --
Trust --
Love --
One more very good idea --
Idea index.
Series Title: Kids' stuff books.
Responsibility: by Marjorie Frank ; illustrated by Judy Howard.

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From the Back Cover: A book for any teacher who has ever said (or thought): "My kids groan when it's time to write!"--"Teaching writing is such hard work!"--"I don't have time-there are too many other things to teach" -- "Lots of my kids are too shy or fearful to express themselves" -- "I always run out of ideas by October!" -- "How can I start writing with my very young students?" -- "I have this kid who just WON'T!" -- "All those stories take forever to read and grade-I'm up all night!" -- "What do I do when a kid says, 'I can't think of anything!'?" -- "Should grammar and spelling count?" -- "I don't seem to be able to get the kids to write on their own." "So what do I do with their writing when it's finished?"

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