Mechanically Inclined

Mechanically Inclined

Places grammar theory in context with practical instruction strategies, explains why students often don't understand or apply grammar correctly, and demonstrates how to create a workshop environment that supports grammar and mechanics ...

Author: Jeff Anderson

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571104120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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Places grammar theory in context with practical instruction strategies, explains why students often don't understand or apply grammar correctly, and demonstrates how to create a workshop environment that supports grammar and mechanics concepts.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

When Writers Drive the Workshop

When Writers Drive the Workshop

A Practical Guide to Conferring with Student Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Anderson, Jeff. 2005. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer's Workshop. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. . 2007.

Author: Brian Kissel

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781625310736

Category: Education

Page: 186

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In this practical, engaging book, former elementary school teacher and university professor Brian Kissel asks teachers to go back to the roots of writing workshop. What happens when students, not planned teaching points, lead writing conferences? What happens when students, not tests, determine what they learned through reflection and self-evaluation? Writing instruction has shifted in recent years to more accountability, taking the focus away from the writer. This book explores what happens when empowered writers direct the writing workshop. Through stories from real classrooms, Brian reveals that no matter where children come from, they all have the powerful, shared need to be heard. And when children choose their writing topics, their lives unfold onto the page and teachers are educated by the young voices and bold choices of these writers. Written in an engaging, teacher-to-teacher style, this book focuses on four key components of writing workshop, with an eye on what happens when teachers step back and allow students to drive the instruction: Conferring sessions where students lead and teachers listen Author's Chair where students set the agenda and ask for feedback Reflection time and structures for students to set goals and expectations for themselves Mini-lessons that allow for detours based on students' needs, not teacher or curricular goals Each of the chapters includes practical ideas, a section of Guiding Beliefs, a list of Frequently Asked Questions, and some Digital Diversions to help teachers see the digital possibilities in their classrooms.
Categories: Education

From Texting to Teaching

From Texting to Teaching

Similarly, and from a distinct writing workshopperspective, Jeff Anderson led the integrated approach with his breakout titles Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer's Workshop (2005) and Everyday Editing: ...

Author: Jeremy Hyler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317363293

Category: Education

Page: 134

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Don’t blame technology for poor student grammar; instead, use technology intentionally to reach students and actually improve their writing! In this practical book, bestselling authors Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks reveal how digital tools and social media – a natural part of students’ lives – can make grammar instruction more authentic, relevant, and effective in today’s world. Topics Covered: Teaching students to code switch and differentiate between formal and informal sentence styles Using flipped lessons to teach the parts of speech and help students build their own grammar guides Enlivening vocabulary instruction with student-produced video Helping students master capitalization and punctuation in different digital contexts Each chapter contains examples, screenshots, and instructions to help you implement the ideas. With the strategies in this book, you can empower students to become better writers with the tools they already love and use daily. Additional resources and links are available on the book’s companion wiki site: textingtoteaching.wikispaces.com
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Engaging Teachers Students and Families in K 6 Writing Instruction

Engaging Teachers  Students  and Families in K 6 Writing Instruction

Write sentences like those the mentor text shows and how I model (dash, interrupter pattern, serial pattern, closer pattern, opener sentence, etc.) ... Mechanically inclined: Building grammar, usage, and style into writer's workshop.

Author: Danielle L. DeFauw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000170696

Category: Education

Page: 156

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This text draws on interviews, assignments, field notes, and observations from a flipped writing methodology course conducted with preservice elementary teachers in the US. In doing so, the text powerfully illustrates the benefits of using flipped methodologies in K-6 instruction to engage students, teachers, and families in authentic writing practices. Engaging Teachers, Students, and Families in K-6 Writing Instruction demonstrates the use of flipped writing methodologies to engage preservice teachers in literacy instruction, increase their confidence as writers, and bolster their understanding and application of pedagogical content knowledge. In turn, this underpins teachers’ ability to teach writing as an authentic, purpose-driven, audience-focused process. In particular, chapters explore effective teaching strategies including writing clinics, writing contests, and family literacy sessions which encourage writing development within a community of students, teachers, families, and authors. This text will be an engaging and informative guide for educational researchers, teacher educators, and preservice and inservice teachers looking to develop effective flipped writing pedagogies to support educators, students, and families.
Categories: Education

Tools Students Need to Be Skillful Writers

Tools Students Need to Be Skillful Writers

Mechanically inclined: Building grammar, usage, and style into writer's workshop. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. Babbitt, N. (1975). Tuck everlasting. New York: Macmillan. Baker, L. (1990). Life in the oceans: Animals, people, plants.

Author: Phyllis Hostmeyer

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412989046

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Imagine leaving behind the drudgery of diagramming sentences. Imagine, instead, joyful writers who are capable of revising their work and writing effectively. By taking writing down to its basic building block, a solid sentence, and advancing from there, students will develop confidence, enjoy creating sentences, and ultimately empower each other as writers. Lessons for Grades 3 - 12 include: a variety of sentence patterns presented in a logical sequence; and explanation of each pattern's structure and conventions; reinforcement activities and sample sentences for each pattern; and activities to develop the necessary instructional vocabulary. This indispensable handbook serves as a blueprint for instruction and unit develoment by emphasizing the end goal: preparing students to be effective writers. Along the way, all students, including English language learners, will gain the fluency and automatically needed for effective daily writing and for success on high-stakes tests.
Categories: Education

Crafting Writers K 6

Crafting Writers  K 6

A Practical Guide to Conferring with Student Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Anderson, Jeff. 2005. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer's Workshop. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. Angelillo, Janet. 2002.

Author: Elizabeth Hale

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571107398

Category: Education

Page: 258

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How do we teach elementary students to independently use the different elements of craft that are discussed and taught in lessons? We begin by honoring the reality that terms like voice, sentence fluency, and writing with detail are descriptions of where we want our students to be, not next steps on how to reach those goals. In Crafting Writers, K–6 Elizabeth Hale shows us how to identify specific elements of craft when assessing student work and planning instruction, and use them to teach students the specific craft techniques that will move them forward as writers. Liz offers practical information that teachers can use immediately in their classrooms. She also presents a concrete process for noticing craft in writing so teachers can develop and plan craft lessons based on their students' writing. Learning the techniques that make up good writing also allows teachers to see craft in many different levels of writing, a skill that is particularly powerful when conferring with below-grade-level writers. Additional chapters look closely at assessment and classroom management practices like group conferring. Most of us know good writing when we read it, but writing teachers need to know what makes it work. Filled with easy-to-use charts, and practical lessons, Crafting Writers, K–6 provides clear insight into identifying and teaching the small elements that make good writing successful.
Categories: Education

Grammar to Get Things Done

Grammar to Get Things Done

Portland, ME: Stenhouse. Anderson, J. (2005). Mechanically inclined: Building grammar, usage, and style into writer's workshop. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. Barry, A.K. (2013). English grammar: Language as human behavior (3rd ed.).

Author: Darren Crovitz

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134836871

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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CO-PUBLISHED BY ROUTLEDGE AND THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH Grammar to Get Things Done offers a fresh lens on grammar and grammar instruction, designed for middle and secondary pre-service and in-service English teachers. It shows how form, function, and use can help teachers move away from decontextualized grammar instruction (such as worksheets and exercises emphasizing rule-following and memorizing conventional definitions) and begin considering grammar in applied contexts of everyday use. Modules (organized by units) succinctly explain common grammatical concepts. These modules help English teachers gain confidence in their own understanding while positioning grammar instruction as an opportunity to discuss, analyze, and produce language for real purposes in the world. An important feature of the text is attention to both the history of and current attitudes about grammar through a sociocultural lens, with ideas for teachers to bring discussions of language-as-power into their own classrooms.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Culturally Sustaining and Inclusive Young Adult Literature

Teaching Culturally Sustaining and Inclusive Young Adult Literature

professional workshops and published books on teaching of grammar and writing from prekindergarten to 12th grade, ... Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer's Workshop (2005) and Everyday Editing: Inviting ...

Author: R. Joseph Rodríguez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351580458

Category: Education

Page: 244

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In this book, Rodríguez uses theories of critical literacy and culturally responsive teaching to argue that our schools, and our culture, need sustaining and inclusive young adult (YA) literature/s to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse readers and all students. This book provides an outline for the study of literature through cultural and literary criticism, via essays that analyze selected YA literature (drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry) in four areas: scribal identities and the self-affirmation of adolescents; gender and sexualities; schooling and education of young adult characters; and teachers’ roles and influences in characters’ coming of age. Applying critical literacy theories and a youth studies lens, this book shines a light on the need for culturally sustaining and inclusive pedagogies to read adolescent worlds. Complementing these essays are critical conversations with seven key contemporary YA literature writers, adding biographical perspectives to further expand the critical scholarship and merits of YA literature.
Categories: Education

Coaching Teacher Writers

Coaching Teacher Writers

(Reprinted from Contemporary business writing, 1971, New York, NY: Random House). Anderson, J. (2005). Mechanically inclined: Building grammar, usage, and style into writer's workshop. Portland, ME: Stenhouse. Andrew-Vaughan, S.

Author: Troy Hicks

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807774205

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 873

When teachers write, good things can happen; writing helps educators to better understand themselves, as well as students, parents, and colleagues. This practical book illustrates how to encourage, lead, and sustain teacher-writers, especially in group contexts. In contrast to guides on writing and teacher research, this book is designed for those who support teacher-writers, such as teacher educators and literacy coaches. The authors offer descriptions of key practices they have developed over years of coaching, teaching, and collaborating with K–12 teachers who write about classroom instruction, teacher research, or advocacy for better policy and pedagogy. Knowing firsthand just how hard writing can be for teachers, they provide a repertoire of strategies to elicit writing, to support teachers as they write, to find audiences for the teachers’ work, and much more. This book offers clear guidance to coach teacher-writers to: Choose topics and shape ideas.Conquer insecurities and draw from their strengths.Establish authority with their audience.Navigate publishing, including choosing venues and working with editors.Find time and space to write and create the habits of writing daily.Respond to audience reaction to their writing.Reflect on their teaching and writing. Develop a voice and vision as a professional. “Understanding writing is a lifelong journey. This book is an indispensable guide to beginning that journey yourself and together with colleagues.” —Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, executive director, National Writing Project “Gives advice on how I can become a better collaborator, facilitator, and cocreator who helps teachers celebrate the power (and joy) that writing can give them.” —Cathy Fleischer, professor, Eastern Michigan University “The authors know how to support teachers in gathering the courage to write. I am grateful for the ideas that have ignited my own writing.” —Penny Kittle, Teacher and Author
Categories: Education

No More How Long Does It Have to Be

No More How Long Does It Have to Be

Fostering Independent Writers in Grades 3-8 Jennifer Jacobson ... Conferring with Young Writers: What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do. ... Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer's Workshop.

Author: Jennifer Jacobson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781625311535

Category: Education

Page: 154

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In this eagerly awaited sequel to No More "I'm Done!" grade 3-8 teachers will find the inspiration and tools to shift from a teacher-directed writing program to a student-propelled workshop model. Drawing on a wealth of Writer's Workshop experience in upper elementary and middle school classrooms, Jennifer Jacobson provides strategies to help you engage and support writers as they discover their voices and take charge of their own learning. Jacobson shares tips on how to establish the spaces, routines, and tone to run a highly productive writing time: Building classroom spaces conducive to practicing thoughtful, engaging writing Rolling out a streamlined sequence of varied writing activities Leading creative explorations of mentor texts Integrating the riches of mini-lessons, conferring, sharing, and publishing Building a workshop curriculum that aligns with your goals and rubrics As she clarifies misconceptions about writing and workshops, she serves up an immensely readable blend of activities, anecdotes, and advice that will energize and inspire your students.
Categories: Education