Writer's Workshop for the Common Core

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The book also includes scoring guides and pacing guides, to help teachers implement writing workshops more easily. As Dr. Combs demonstrates, you can give workshops more structure while still making writing come alive for your students.


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Chapter 1 The Need for a Writer's Workshop to Work with Ease
Chapter 2 Common Core and Research Behind the Writing Cycle
Chapter 3 A First Look at the Writing Cycle
Chapter 4 Kindling Innate Abilities
Chapter 5 The Difference the Writing Cycle Makes
Chapter 6 Respond to a Writing Topic Prompt with Me
Chapter 7 Prewrite with Me
Chapter 8 Write First Drafts with Me
Chapter 9 Revise Words and Phrases with Me
Chapter 10 Fine-Tune Leads and Closes with Me
Chapter 11 Combine Sentences with Me
Chapter 12 Proofread a Final Draft with Me
Chapter 13 Score a Final Draft with Me
Chapter 14 Write an Unassisted Writing Sample with Me
Chapter 15 Publish a Final Draft with Me
Appendix A
Appendix B

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"This book would be ideal for the Administrative/Academic coaches who are responsible for staff development in their buildings. I was "wowed" beyond belief! —Leslie Snyder, Middle School Advanced English Teacher, Casa Grande Elementary School District

A book that makes writer's workshop with the common core state standards manageable and doable, is a book that is long overdue. —Ingrid Jones, Ph.D., Professional Learning Specialist, Caroosa County Schools

Too often students' ideas are left out of education. Not so in this book, which gives power to students and help to teachers. Warren Combs' voice engages the reader as he blends a deep understanding of research and practice with state and national trends and standards. The respect shown to teachers and other educators is as appealing as the quotations about writing and life. —Dr. Allen Berger, Childhood & Exceptional Student Education, Armstrong Atlantic State University

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Author Warren E. Combs
ISBN 9781596671928
Details ©2012 / 7 X 10 inches / 208 pages
Grade Range K-8