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Catch a Falling Writer by Constance R. Hebert

'The book pinpoints characteristic behaviors of falling writers and pairs them up with simple-to-use techniques that you can incorporate into your classroom or that parents can use at home with their children to bolster confidence and success' - Karla Bronzynski, First-Grade Teacher, Eldora-New Providence Schools, IA President, Iowa Reading Association Catch young writers before they fall through the cracks! The ideal companion to Connie Hebert's Catch a Falling Reader, this easy-to-use resource helps primary teachers catch falling writers before feelings of frustration, defeat, and low confidence develop, making it difficult for children to catch up. Catch a Falling Writer presents concise approaches for engaging and working with young writers who have challenges with language, vocabulary, fine-motor competency, grammar, diction, correct pencil grip, or letter/sound recognition. Perfect for teachers, literacy specialists and coaches, special education teachers, and student teachers striving to close the gap between reading instruction and writing proficiency, this resource presents: - Innovative, research-based strategies for engaging students in writing, setting a purpose for writing, and teaching the mechanics of writing - Strategies that can be used as curriculum supplements to foster independent writing - Resources and Web sites for further information

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This text is a wonderful reference for teaching writing, with many useful activities. -- Pamela Maslin Sullivan, Assistant Professor The book pinpoints characteristic behaviors of falling writers and pairs them up with simple-to-use techniques that you can incorporate into your classroom or that parents can use at home with their children to bolster confidence and success. -- Karla Bronzynski, First-Grade Teacher, Eldora-New Providence Schools, IA Teachers encounter struggling writers every day. Here's a great guide with practical advice and lots of wisdom-covering everything from pencil grip to the power of praise-that will lift up struggling writers and their teachers. -- Richard Gentry, Researcher, Author, Educational Consultant


About the Author

Learn more about Connie Hebert's PD offerings Dr. Connie R. Hebert is a nationally acclaimed teacher of teachers, published author, & motivational literacy speaker. She is dedicated to motivating, teaching, and inspiring educators about literacy, around the world. Experience in the field includes Reading Program Professor, Director of Reading, elementary school teacher in 7 school districts, Reading Recovery(TM) specialist, elementary music teacher, and national consultant. She is the author of Catch a Falling Reader, Catch a Falling Teacher, and her latest book, Catch a Falling Writer (Corwin Press). She is a senior national consultant for SDE (Staff Development for Educators) and served 3 years as a literacy consultant for Macmillan/McGraw-Hill's Treasures program. Dr. Hebert is currently a reading program professor for NSU. She has presented keynote addresses and seminars for teachers in 47 states and at numerous IRA national, state, and European reading conferences. For more information about Dr. Hebert's work, please visit: www.conniehebert.com.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th November 2009

Author

Constance R. Hebert

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
120 pages

Categories

Teaching of a specific subject
Educational: English language: reading & writing skills

ISBN

9781412968652

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