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Brain pocket strategies for supporting a year-long writing program
Adult Nonfiction
Pages: 160
Themes: writing, literacy, language arts, comprehension, thinking
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers
Pub Date: 07/Feb/2020
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This timely book uses thinking structures to deepen student writing. It revolves around brain pockets to help students appreciate the qualities of different writing forms. Some powerful examples include memory pockets for personal narrative writing, fact pockets for nonfiction, and imagination pockets for story writing. Detailed lesson plans are featured along with sample anchor books and book lists. Based on extensive classroom testing, this unique approach to teaching writing is illustrated by student samples throughout the book. Suggestions for setting up an effective writing program and assessment tips for guiding instruction complete this comprehensive approach to developing a year-long writing program.

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“Using her own classroom experience and infectious love for teaching as foundation, Adrienne Gear unpacks how to implement a balanced writing program throughout an entire school year.”