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  • Author:
    Maity Schrecengost
  • ISBN:
    0929895452
  • ISBN13:
    978-0929895451
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    Maupin House Pub (February 1, 2001)
  • Pages:
    144 pages
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    Schools & Teaching
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Maity Schrecengost is an author and former classroom teacher now specializing in helping K-5 teachers teach elaboration and .

Maity Schrecengost is an author and former classroom teacher now specializing in helping K-5 teachers teach elaboration and writing craft.

Writing Whizardry book. Writing Whizardry helps you take your students there with 60 mini-lessons that teach elaboration and the elements of the writing craft-the "tricks"of the writer's trade. Every elementary teacher wants her students to develop organized, clear.

Maity Schrecengost is an author and former classroom teacher now specializing in helping K-5 teachers teach elaboration and . This is a newer and expanded version of the earlier book which contained 60 mini lessons.

Provide young writers with skills that expand their creativity and writer's craft vocabulary. Each self-contained lesson targets a specific technique or skill that teaches craft and author's devices, and encourages elaboration

Provide young writers with skills that expand their creativity and writer's craft vocabulary. Each self-contained lesson targets a specific technique or skill that teaches craft and author's devices, and encourages elaboration. Sixty mini-lessons give your students practice in applying the skills they need to write well-developed narrative and expository pieces.

Writing Whizardry: 60 Mini-lessons For Teaching Elaboration and Writing Craft, was developed from mini-lessons used in my own classroom. Later as many teachers, unfortunately, turned to ‘formula writing’ to prepare their students for writing assessment tests, children's strong natural writing voices began to be silenced. Voice Whizardry: 36 Discovery Activities to Develop Personal Writing Voice was created to provide activities for teachers and students to rediscover and ultimately use their unique personal writing voices. Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series.

60 Mini-Lessons to Teach Elaboration and Writer's Craft. by Maity Schrecengost. Published February 1, 2001 by Maupin House Publishing. Children are still in the process of developing their vocabularies, so verb choice is often limited to common use verbs, like go, went, ran, said, like, etc.

Item Details Author: Schrecengost, Maity Publisher . Writing Whizardry : 70 Mini-lessons to Teach Elaborative Writing Skills by Maity.

Writing Whizardry : 70 Mini-lessons to Teach Elaborative Writing Skills by Maity.

Writing skill is sometimes quite underestimated and considered to be secondary. Let’s say, you want your students to write a short story titled Holiday adventures

Writing skill is sometimes quite underestimated and considered to be secondary. However, practicing writing is essential for every student and can be used for different learning goals: practicing narrative tenses, teaching the structure, etc. It is most effective when only one skill at a time is dealt with, to give the students the necessary amount of time to assimilate the material so from time to time plan to have a whole writing lesson. Let’s say, you want your students to write a short story titled Holiday adventures. Start the lesson with the following warm-up: Board the question What’s the most adventurous journey/holiday you have ever had?

These mini-lessons for writing are a great way to help your young . If you are using a book to teach a mini-lesson, then make sure the students have read it or heard it before the lesson.

These mini-lessons for writing are a great way to help your young students be better writers. A mini-lesson is a brief lesson taught at the beginning of writer’s workshop (or another subject). You may also use them to teach about the writing process and procedures of writer’s workshop. This way you can just read the pertinent excerpts. Reading the whole book will most likely make your lesson too long. Use thinking aloud and modeling to demonstrate what you are teaching.

Author's Notes for Writing Whizardry: 60 Mini­ Lessons to Teach Elaboration & Writer's Craft by Maity .

Author's Notes for Writing Whizardry: 60 Mini­ Lessons to Teach Elaboration & Writer's Craft by Maity Schrecengost (2001), I had my doubts.

Every elementary teacher wants her students to develop organized, clear expository and narrative pieces with vivid verbs, sparkling specificity, and a mastery of basic writer's techniques. Writing Whizardry helps you take your students there with 60 mini-lessons that teach elaboration and the elements of the writing craft--the "tricks"of the writer's trade.

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In Writing Wizardry, Maity Schrechengost shares 60 mini lessons for better writing.

Each lesson, presented on a page or two, contain a brief commentary, with non-example (example of poor writing), followed by several examples, tips for teachers and additional resources.

In a lesson for using strong verbs, the non-example is "Danny ate his lunch"; and few examples are "Danny gobbled his lunch" and "Danny nibbled at his lunch."

The lessons include using strong verbs, active voice, showing vs. telling, adding detail, focusing, setting the scene, creating exciting leads, grabbing readers' attention, creating satisfying endings, building bridges, writing for the reader, adding variety, bringing characters to life, using symbols, allusions, alliterations, and much more.
Abywis
Lots of great mini-lessons for teaching writing. I like the format of "non-example"/"example" to explicitly show students what you want from their writing. I'd recommend this to middle school language arts teachers.
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
Whizard Whizardry is great for preraring mini lessons for any middle school writing class. The lessons are very teacher friendly and can be used and reused throughout the year to review writing craft. I would consider this book a must have for any writing teacher.
Cala
I am a teacher in LAUSD and use this instead of some of the literacy programs we use. A very easy to use system.
Gavinrage
This is a great book for getting beginning writer's craft lesson ideas. A great help to writing teachers who are always looking for lesson ideas.