Writing is best taught through models. Showing students how other authors apply the writing-craft skills is a vital part of writing instruction. This innovative resource matches 24 fundamental writing-craft Target Skills to a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, providing a solid starting set of strong models for writing-craft instruction. Both trade books and resources available only from educational publishers are included. Most models are picture books, which are particularly engaging for young readers. A Target Skill cross-index helps teachers reference how to re-use many of the models to teach multiple craft skills.
Models for Teaching Writing-Craft Target Skills:
--Helps teachers fully exploit the natural connection between writing and content-area reading.
--Increases the power of writing-workshop modeled lessons.
--Separates for easier instruction the critical general writing-craft skills from genre-linked skills.
--Saves teachers time and energy by organizing all the models they need to teach writing craft.