Publication Date: November 28, 2011 ISBN-10: 1,571,108,963 ISBN-13 :978-1571108968
If you want to learn how to shoot a basketball, you began by careful observation of people who know how to shoot a basketball. If you want to be a writer, you can start by careful observation of the work accomplished writer. Recognizing the importance of modeling plays in the learning process, high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares, he is how to get his students standing next to a writer, and pay close attention to the model, and how to do so, he enhance students’ writing skills. Write around a core premise: If the students grow as writers, they need to read the good work, they need to learn good writing, and, most importantly, they need to learn good writer.
Write Kelly stressed that the purpose of writing in the real world, what kind of writing, he hopes his students to do 20 years from now. Each chapter is focused on a specific expression of the discourse and reflect, notification and explanation, evaluation and judgment, query and explore, analyze and interpret, and take an independent / recommended solutions. In teaching these lessons, Kelly tutors text (professional samples and model, he wrote in the front of his students), student writing samples, and a large number of tasks and prove to enhance students’ writing strategy.
Effective modeling method to help teachers bring to their classrooms, so write to allow students to become a better writer of young people. More importantly, this book is found in practice that will help develop students’ writing skills, they will have to become adult writers in the real world.