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This book by writing expert and Stella Writes author, Janiel Wagstaff, pairs examples of student writing with writing lessons. Student writing samples are extremely powerful tools for boosting the growth of young writers. The kindergarten, first, second, and third grade student samples provided in this book serve as mentor texts and the basis for each lesson. They will help teachers teach young writers to work within the three required text types, plus poetry, elevate their craft, and learn to use mechanics.
The samples are mentors that are doable for students; they highlight skills, strategies, craft moves, and traits within the reach of their intended audience. As teachers and students study the examples, they will think, I can do that! Additionally, samples that reflect the most common errors or trouble spots are included, enabling teachers to explicitly teach to these points. The samples can be easily duplicated and/or displayed for group instruction.
Each sample will focus on keys teaching points clearly outlined by the narrative explanation that accompanies it.
Notes: Our e-books are in PDF format and can be viewed on your computer or on any compatible reading device. This book includes extensive illustrations. To take full advantage of those graphics, we recommend viewing on a large screen. If you need more than 5 electronic copies, you might want to consider purchasing a site license.
You can download your e-book only one time. However, once you have downloaded your purchase, you may store it on several devices that you own. This means you can have a copy on your PC at work, on your Mac at home, and on your e-reader anywhere. You may not share an e-book with other users. If you purchase a site license, you may copy the downloaded product to your network or to a flash drive and share it with colleagues within the building.
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