Easy-to-Use Structures for Creating Confident, Successful Writers
AUTHOR: Whitehead, David
PUBLISHER: Stenhouse Publishers
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Students often find nonfiction writing particularly difficult. This practical book presents simple exercises to support students as they explore factual forms of writing. The lessons found in Writing Frameworks focus on all stages of writing with strategies for prewriting, frameworks that provide initial support, and a model or sample to use as a guide.
The simple, ready-to-copy activities are organized around the seven kinds of factual writing:
- Recount - the news, events, timelines;
- Procedure -flowcharts, recipes;
- Description -events, objects, points of view;
- Report - order and manipulate information;
- Explanation -cause and effect, how and why;
- Argument -generate and evaluate solutions to problems;
- Discussion -perspective, evaluation, thinking, Socratic questioning.
The reproducible structures serve as initial support, help build student confidence and lead them towards independence as writers. By following the simple tasks in this remarkable book, students learn to produce writing that is organized, brief, to the point, and makes sense to the target audience. This kind of factual writing is not only important in school but, also in the world beyond.
PUBLICATION DATE: 1/1/2003
CATEGORY: Language Arts & Disciplines