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Writing Is Like Real Talk!: Coaching Conversations for Preschool to Grade Six Writing, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Alison Black, Jane D. Miller

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 1, 2013

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Teachers get valuable help for improving students’ writing through research-based authentic writing samples and positive coaching conversations.

 

A guide, an incentive, and a model, this resource uses real classroom writing and pedagogical elements that provide specific context, research connections, teacher talk, and, most importantly, students’ writing examples, to help teachers teach writing. This book provides a structure for pre-service and practicing preschool through grade six teachers to use to reflect on how they teach writing—and to use what they learn from students’ writing to inform their instruction.

 

Here readers get a firm foundation of theory and research to promote the teaching of writing and the use of coaching conversations, plus a look at seven pedagogical elements—Context, Research Corner, Writing Sample, Coaching Conversation, Assessment, Teacher Comments, and Questions for Consideration—that help to structure the remainder of the text. The chapters are organized by grade level and model a variety of writing genres and content areas. Each chapter includes authentic writing samples and coaching conversations specific to students’ needs. Using these classroom-based scenarios, instructors can enhance the development of teacher talk that acknowledges students as writers, facilitates students’ meaning making, and enables students to move toward writer consciousness.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

Preface  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       i

 

Acknowledgements   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      vi

 

Section 1:  Developing Strategic Writers

Chapter 1   An Overview of Children’s Writing Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        1                     

Chapter 2   Coaching Conversation: Guiding Writing Through Strategic. . . . . . 25                          

Questioning     

                                                                                                                                             

Section 2:  Children’s Writing – Preschool Through Sixth Grade

Chapter 3   Coaching and its Conversations: The Seven Pedagogical Elements.  35            

Chapter 4   Writing My Name – A Two-and-a-Half Year Old . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       39

Chapter 5   A Grocery List – A Three Year Old . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        43            

Chapter 6   Holiday Gift List – A Four-and-a-Half Year Old . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      48           

Chapter 7   Picture Response with Name – Young Kindergarten . . . . . . . . . . . .    55

Chapter 8   Visualization Response – Kindergarten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      65            

Chapter 9   Response to a Thanksgiving Story – Pre-first. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    73             

Chapter 10 Word Study and the Journal Prompt – First Grade  . . . . . . . . . . . . .     79            

Chapter 11 Retelling of a Fable – First Grade  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        95            

Chapter 12 Persuasive Writing: Taking a Vacation – Second Grade . . . . . . . . .     103

Chapter 13 Acrostic Poem – Second Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       111         

Chapter 14 Book Response – Second Grade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       118          

Chapter 15 How Do Planes Work? – Second/Third Grade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       123          

Chapter 16 Lead Sentences – Third Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       131          

Chapter 17 Book Reviews –Third Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          137          

Chapter 18 Social Justice Project – Third Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         145          

Chapter 19 Erie Canal Newspaper Column - Fourth Grade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        154          

Chapter 20 Persuasive Writing: Dogs vs. Cats – Fourth Grade. . . . . . . . . . . . .       160          

Chapter 21 Personal Opinion Essay – Fourth Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       169          

Chapter 22 Letter from a Puritan Child – Fifth Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       178         

Chapter 23 Graphing the Ways to Eat Oreos – Fifth Grade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       187          

Chapter 24 Science Log: Nature’s Palette – Fifth Grade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        195          

Chapter 25 Poet or Jazz Musician Biography Essay – Sixth Grade. . . . . . . . . .       203          

Chapter 26 Diary Response to a Virtual Field Trip – Sixth Grade. . . . . . . . . . .       212

Chapter 27 Science Clerihew Poem – Sixth Grade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         222          

Chapter 28 Math Journal: Teacher to Teacher Coaching – Sixth Grade . . . . . .     230     

 

Appendix  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        237

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