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Writing Circles: Kids Revolutionize Workshop

byJames Vopat

Paperback | August 13, 2009

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If literature circles work with your readers, Jim Vopat has exciting news: peer-led small groups are just as effective with writers.

Read Writing Circles and find out how they:

  • lead students from practice to progress as they write, respond, and lead one another toward better writing
  • motivate and engage everyone through choice–including struggling writers and English learners
  • develop voice and encourage risk-taking across genres
  • rehabilitate the writing wounded and nurture growth through peer response–not critique
  • make teaching more efficient by reducing the need for one-on-one conferring.

Vopat helps you get started with circles and shows how they can help you achieve instructional goals. He includes step-by-step guidance for implementation and assessment, activities that make management smooth, and minilessons that scaffold growth in skills, topic selection, and craft.

Writing Circles are a revolution, not an evolution, in writing workshop–the missing link between independent student writing and whole-group instruction. Try them with your students; give kids the space, safety, and support they need; and see why circles are as powerful for writers as they are for readers.

Title:Writing Circles: Kids Revolutionize WorkshopFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 13, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0325017468

ISBN - 13:9780325017464

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