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Powerful Writing Structures
Brain pocket strategies for supporting a year-long writing program
By (author): Adrienne Gear
9781551383446 Paperback, Trade English General Trade EDUCATION / Professional Development North America Feb 06, 2020
$24.95 CAD
Active 8.38 x 10.88 x 0.5 in | 546 gr 198 pages Pembroke Publishers Pembroke
Thinking strategies for supporting a year-long writing program.

This timely book uses thinking structures to deepen student writing. It revolves around “brain pockets” to help students appreciate the qualities of different writing forms. Some powerful examples include memory pockets for personal narrative writing, fact pockets for nonfiction, and imagination pockets for story writing. Detailed lesson plans are featured along with sample anchor books and book lists. Based on extensive classroom testing, student samples throughout the book illustrate this unique approach to teaching writing. Suggestions for setting up an effective writing program and assessment tips for guiding instruction complete this comprehensive approach to developing a year-long writing program.

Key Selling Points
  • Powerful Writing Structures details how to set up an effective writing program that focuses on process rather than product.
  • Includes detailed lessons that focus on personal narrative, nonfiction and story writing.
  • With book lists of the best children’s books to anchor, support and extend lessons, student examples help illustrate how the strategies work in real classrooms.
  • The author has written seven best-selling books on thinking approaches to teaching reading, writing and inquiry.
  • Adrienne Gear has an international following, speaks at major conferences, and her books have been translated into French, Swedish, Danish and Chinese.

Adrienne Gear has been teaching in Vancouver for more than 25 years. She remains grounded in classrooms, though she also provides workshops, demonstration lessons and leadership training to teachers throughout North America. Her international experience includes speaking in the United States, Britain, Australia and Sweden. Passionate about literacy and learning, Adrienne is the author of the popular POWER series on reading and writing instruction. Adrienne lives in Vancouver with her husband and two sons.

“Using her own classroom experience and infectious love for teaching as foundation, Adrienne Gear unpacks how to implement a balanced writing program throughout an entire school year.” - Professionally Speaking

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