Discover a wealth of new ways to encourage students to face their fears and master the essential traits of good writing. This practical and insightful book features a number of classroom-tested activities that take students from isolated skills to a deep and rich understanding of the form and function of language. The focus is on inspiring young writers to view writing not as a chore, but as a purposeful, pleasurable, and satisfying experience. With all the tools you need to create an environment that celebrates personal meaning making and nourishes students as valued members of a writing community.
Kellie Buis is a former classroom teacher who specializes in early literacy and consults on teaching writing with schools in both the United States and Canada. During her long teaching career, Kellie has been an elementary school teacher, an instructor at Simon Fraser University, and an instructor at Douglas College and University College of the Fraser Valley. Kellie lives in Delta, BC.