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Notebook Know-How: Strategies for the Writer's Notebook / Edition 1

Notebook Know-How: Strategies for the Writer's Notebook / Edition 1

by Aimee Buckner, Ralph FletcherAimee Buckner
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A writer's notebook is an essential springboard for the pieces that will later be crafted in writers' workshop. It is here that students brainstorm topics, play with leads and endings, tweak a new revision strategy, or test out a genre for the first time.

In Notebook Know-How, Aimee Buckner provides the tools teachers need to make writers' notebooks an integral part of their writing programs. She also addresses many of the questions teachers ask when they start using notebooks with their students, including: How do I launch the notebook? What mini-lessons can be used throughout the year to help students become more skilled in keeping notebooks?How do I help students who are stuck in writing ruts with notebooks? How do I help students use their learning from notebooks for other writing? How do I organize notebooks so that the design is flexible, yet still allows students to access information easily?How can writers' notebooks help students become better readers? How do I assess notebooks?

This compact guide is packed with lessons, tips, and samples of student writing to help teachers make the most of writers' notebooks, without sacrificing time needed for the rest of the literacy curriculum. In fact, Notebook Know-How shows how smart and focused use of writers' notebooks enhances and deepens literacy learning in both reading and writing for students in grades 3–8.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781571104137
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 316,042
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 13 Years

About the Author

Aimee Buckner has been in education for more than twenty years. She thrives on the idea that teaching is about helping students develop intellectually, physically, and emotionally. The writer's notebook helps her carve out a place in the curriculum to allow students to truly be themselves and find their own voice. Aimee continues to consult both nationally and internationally as well as speak at state and national conventions. Aimee is a contributor to Choice Literacy and is the author of two other books with Stenhouse Publishers: Notebook Know-How: Strategies for the Writer's Notebook and Notebook Connections: Strategies for the Reader's Notebook.

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TeacherInProgress More than 1 year ago
As someone who has made a career change from the corporate world to teaching I found this book to be invaluable. This book was recommended to me by my instructor for a writing workshop that I recently took. I am so glad I invested in it! It not only teaches you how to teach Writer's Notebook, but it also teaches the teacher how to read like a writer first. If you were not taught that way when you were in school (as many of us were not years ago), after reading this book you will read differently. Not just books, but newspapers, magazines or whatever. What an eye opener! This is a book that you will use over and over again. Even if your school district mandates what you teach, you will still be able to use some of these methods to correspond with your curriculum and guidelines.
mrsarey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am torn by this book- the first half was full of ideas and lessons that I felt would help me improve writing instruction. The second half was not, at least for me. The writing is brilliant and down-to-earth. Buckner has good ideas and great real world lessons.The downside for me was the amount of time it would take for me to do everything- the ideas work best for self-contained teachers.Do I recommend this book? Absolutely.
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