Empowering Students to Write and Re-Write

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Review true-to-life scripts for conversations between teachers and students, and use or create student-friendly response and final evaluation forms. Also, learn a simple system for setting student expectations to help them reach curriculum standards.

Combs describes effective routines of formative self-assessment, and shows teachers how to form a professional learning team with their colleagues using the 6-session professional learning guide.


Revision Is Picturing Again—Voice, Pictures and Flow
Identifying the Voice, Pictures, and Flow in Writing
Crafting the Pictures and Voice in Writing that Fit Your Mind
What Revision is Not
Kindling Innate Writing Abilities
Prewrite with Me
Revise Words and Phrases with Me: An Introduction to Revising First Drafts
Revise Body Paragraphs with Me
Revise Whole Drafts with Me
Work on Style of Writing with Me
Nail Down Effective Word Choice with Me
Fine-Tune Beginnings and Endings with Me
Call on Your Audience with Me
Talk About Writing with Me
Implementing a Mindset for Revision


"The simple system of student self-assessment relates squarely to the conclusions we drew in our research on formative assessment. " —Rick Stiggins, Executive Director, Assessment Training Institute and Educational Testing Services

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Author Warren E. Combs
ISBN 9781596671232
Details ©2009 / 8.5 X 11 inches / 224 pages
Grade Range 6-12