THE WRITING CIRCLE
By Sylvia Gunnery. The author explores classroom writing groups as a powerful structure for giving students the support and guidance they need. These groups provide an ideal way for students to learn from each other. Under the teacher’s guidance, young writers can work together on all aspects of the writing process—sharing drafts of writing, responding to each other’s works-in-progress, and building confidence in themselves as writers. Writing circles have the added bonus of giving teachers lots of opportunities to observe, advise, learn, teach, and take part in writing circle discussions. Sample lessons outline specific learning goals and offer suggestions for student and teacher roles. Grades 4–12. Bibliography. Index. 8½" x 11". Pembroke. 96 pages. ©2007.