Patterns of power : inviting young writers into the conventions of language, grades 1-5
- Jeff Anderson with Whitney La Rocca.
- Portland, Maine : Stenhouse Publishers, 
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (x, 446 pages)
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Into planning: what do you need to do before teaching the invitations?
- Into the classroom: how do you teach conventions with the invitations process?
- Into application: how do you ensure writers apply what they know?
- What do capital letters do?
- What do nouns do?
- What do verbs do?
- What do sentences do?
- What do end marks do?
- What do apostrophes do?
- What do pronouns do? --How do verbs and nouns agree?
- Which punctuation comes in pairs?
- What do adjectives do?
- What do comparatives and superlatives do?
- What do adverbs do?
- What do prepositions do?
- What do conjunctions do?
- Why do writers use compound sentences?
- Why do writers use the serial comma?
- Why do writers use complex sentences?
- Publisher's summary
Jeff Anderson and literacy coach Whitney La Rocca take you into primary and intermediate classrooms where students are curious about language, engage with the world around them, and notice and experiment with the conventions all writers use. Instead of chanting grammar rules or completing countless convention worksheets, we invite young writers to explore conventions as special effects devices that activate meaning. Our students study authentic texts and come to recognize these "patterns of power"-the essential grammar conventions that readers and writers require to make meaning. The first part of the book introduces a vibrant approach to grammar instruction and sets up what you need to immerse yourself in the Patterns of Power process, inviting students to experiment and play with language. The second part of the book offers over seventy practical, ready-to-use lessons, including: Extensive support materials Over 100 mentor sentences, curated for grades 1-5 Student work samples Tips and power notes to facilitate your own knowledge and learning Examples for application In Patterns of Power Jeff and Whitney suggest that taking just five minutes from your reading workshop and five minutes from your writing workshop to focus on how the conventions connect reading and writing will miraculously affect your students' understanding of how language works for readers and writers.
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- Publication date
- 9781625311863 (electronic bk.)
- 1625311869 (electronic bk.)
- 9781625311856 (paperback)
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