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Cultivating Writers
Elevate your writing instruction beyond the skills to ignite the will
By (author): Anne Elliott By (author): Mary Lynch
9781551383453 Paperback, Trade English General Trade EDUCATION / Professional Development Sep 03, 2020
$24.95 CAD
Active 8.38 x 10.88 x 0.36 in | 410 gr 150 pages Pembroke Publishers Pembroke
Elevate writing instruction beyond the skills to ignite the will to write among students.

The 6 essential steps for nurturing writers who have the will to write are at the core of this practical book. Based on extensive classroom experience, the book explores how teachers can help students tap into their own life experiences, model the habits of a writer, and make use of the tools of the trade. Strategies throughout the book show teachers how to create an environment that helps students see writing as a rewarding experience in and outside the classroom. Powerful real-life anecdotes and ready-to-use activities support this guide to developing classrooms full of thoughtful, passionate writers.

Key Selling Points
  • Cultivating Writers is dedicated to fostering the WILL to write, unlike most other books that focus on skills.
  • This book is based on effective classroom experience with lots of anecdotes and student examples.
  • The authors show teachers how to encourage students to tap into their own life experiences.
  • Both authors have worked with school boards in developing literacy documents and present routinely at American state reading conferences.

Anne Elliott earned an M. Ed from the University of Western Ontario. A teacher of all grades from Kindergarten to Grade 8, Anne also shared her passion and knowledge with teachers as a literacy learning coordinator, literacy coach and librarian. The author of teacher resources and school-board documents, her proven commitment to literacy education is reflected in her popular speaking engagements throughout North America. Anne lives in London, Ontario.

For more than 30 years, Mary Lynch taught grades JK to 6 and served as a reading-support teacher and literacy coach. A thoughtful speaker on literacy and the content areas, she earned her MEd. from the University of Western Ontario, where she is now an instructor in the Teacher Education Program. Mary remains grounded in effective practice by regularly working with teachers in their elementary classrooms. Mary lives in St. Thomas, Ontario.

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