Craft Lessons Second Edition: Teaching Writing K-8

Craft Lessons Second Edition: Teaching Writing K-8

Craft Lessons Second Edition: Teaching Writing K-8

Since its publication in 1998 Craft Lessons has become a mainstay of writing teachers, both new and experienced. Readers value the pithy, practical lessons—each printed on one page—and appreciate the instructional language geared to three grade-level groupings: K–2, 3–4, and 5–8.

In the decade since Craft Lessons' publication the world has changed in many ways, yet one thing has remained constant: teachers continue to feel starved for time. With new curriculum mandates, daily specials, “pull-outs, and precious time devoted to test preparation, the situation has never been worse, and the need for a succinct resource like Craft Lessons has never been greater.

The features that made Craft Lessons so valuable have been augmented. This edition includes:

  • Seventeen brand new craft lessons; many based on veteran teachers' observations about typical student writing.
  • Revisions to other craft lessons: model texts that have gone out of print have been replaced with current titles, and the resource materials sections have been expanded.
  • New thinking about teaching elements of craft and the reading-writing connection.
  • Two new indexes: a handy subject index to make it easier to find specific craft lessons, and an index that shows how these craft lessons can...

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