Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Beginning Writing, K–3

Lori Jamison Rog
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Discovering How to Teach Writing

The Purpose of This Book

An Overview of This Book

What Makes This Book Unique?

Chapter 1
Writing Instruction in K–3 Classrooms

The Developmental Stages of Writing

The Six Traits of Effective Writing

The Writing Workshop and Minilessons

Abstract Chapter 2
PDF Topics and Details: Getting Started With Writing

How to Write in Kindergarten

Tuck a Topic in Your Pocket

Writing Ideas Bingo

Topic Tree

“I Can Write a Book”

Sticky Dot Details

Five-Finger Planner

Storm and Sort

3-2-1 Planner

Turn It Into a Story

Chapter 3
Substance and Style: The Writer's Craft

Painting Word Pictures

Show, Don't Tell

Five-Senses Descriptions

Hook the Reader

Wrap-Around Endings

Traffic-Light Words

Linking Words

Stretching Sentences

Add Some Talking

Notice It, Name It, Try It

Chapter 4
Conventions: The Nuts and Bolts of Writing

Count the Words

Bubble Gum Writing

Borrowing Words From the Wall

Tricks for the Tricky Parts

Shortcut Words

Capital-Letter Word Sort

Silly Stories

Name Part and Doing Part Sentences

Talking Marks

Be Your Own Editor

Chapter 5
Revision: Making Good Writing Even Better

Adding On at the End

Pushing In

Trading Words

Stretching the Paper

Exploding a Moment

Cutting and Sorting

Chopping Out What You Don't Need

Revising as You Write

The Ice-Cream Cone Rubric

A Star and a Wish



Marvelous Minilessons for Teaching Beginning Writing, K-3

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