Tools, Tips, and Techniques



   Order Code: HEB147    ISBN : 9780867095210
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By Jim Burke. Like Reading Reminders, its best-selling companion, Writing Reminders is designed to be read on the run—between periods, while planning, even while teaching—to make every minute count in your classroom, to help you work smarter and more effectively. Featuring Burke’s best techniques, results of his daily effort to solve problems in the classroom, he shows how it is possible to teach all students (as long as they make a genuine effort) to write clear, cohesive prose. Each reminder clearly states a technique and includes:

  • Rationale—a brief explanation of the reminder and why it’s important
  • What to Do—questions to ask, activities to try, strategies to use
  • Classroom Connection—sample assignments and student examples
  • At a Glance-goals for writing in many genres
  • Recommended Reading—for continued teaching of good writing

Writing Reminders directly addresses standards-based instruction as well, providing techniques and assignments to hone students’ skills in key areas and prepare them to succeed on important state tests. Built on a foundation of research into effective literacy teaching, the book offers a wealth of useful resources and processes that result in greater student engagement and higher-level performance without “teaching to the test.” Teacher resource for grades 6–12. Heinemann. 396 pages. ©2003.

Winner, NCTE SLATE Intellectual Freedom Award

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