Talk to Write, Write to Learn™ Teachers’ Manual


The Talk to Write, Write to Learn Teachers’ Manual is a 248-page resource guide for education professionals to provide direct instruction of narrative “story” development and expository “informational” text writing.

Talk to Write, Write to Learn™ expands and enhances the writing initiatives of school-based literacy programs. The hands-on, developmental methods provide students the guided practice they need for both narrative and informational text thinking and writing. Included are sequenced goals and benchmarks, conferencing and self-reflective checklists, and a variety of rubrics. Our Narrative and Expository Decision Tree Guides help you individualize student instructional goals. This resource is full of ideas to prepare students for the increased emphasis on argumentative and informative writing.

  • Concrete lesson ideas to implement immediately
  • Center activities to encourage peer conversation
  • A variety of rubrics to fit your needs

Benefits:

  • Teachers will be guided through the instruction process of narrative and expository development, comprehension and writing.
  • Guides teachers through the process of differentiating instruction and tiered intervention
  • Teaches how to write a 5-paragraph essay
  • Instructs how to assess student writing using rubrics and decision trees
  • Provides a bridge to literate writing skills across the curriculum

    The Kit Includes:

    • One 248-page wire-bound Teachers’ Manual that includes:
      • Assessment Strategies
      • Includes Book Mining for Mini-Lessons
      • Suggested children’s literature
      • Developmental maps
    • 2 ThemeMaker™ Expository Text Structures Mini-Posters
    • 2 SGM® Episode Organizer Mini-Posters
    • Website link to downloadable PDFs of all manual-included maps and forms

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