Empowering Students to Write and Re-write: Standards-Based Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers

1st Edition

Warren Combs

Routledge
Published July 15, 2009
Reference - 222 Pages
ISBN 9781596671232 - CAT# Y157089

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Summary

Give your students the confidence to continuously improve their writing. In Empowering Students to Write and Re-write: Standards-Based Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers, author and educator Warren Combs provides teachers with detailed strategies and lesson plans, along with real student writing samples.

Review true-to-life scripts for conversations between teachers and students, and use or create student-friendly response and final evaluation forms. Also, learn a simple system for setting student expectations to help them reach curriculum standards.

Combs describes effective routines of formative self-assessment, and shows teachers how to form a professional learning team with their colleagues using the 6-session professional learning guide.

Teachers will help their students:

  • Self-assess their progress with accuracy
  • Revise partial and whole drafts
  • Kindle their innate writing abilities
  • Cultivate a mindset for revision

“This book is written in a teacher-friendly mannger and has practical strategies for the teaching of revision.” --Cindi Rigsbee NC Teacher of the Year

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