Teaching Writing Collection

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17 videos in this collection

A Day of Words
In A Day of Words, fifth-grade teacher Max Brand demonstrates how he helps students search for, study, and celebrate words. Taped over the course of one day, we see distinct…
Article of the Week
When Kelly Gallagher learned that his 9th grade students could not name the vice president of the United States, and when two seniors asked him in all seriousness, "Who is…
Craft of Grammar
In The Craft of Grammar, Jeff Anderson shows how he brings grammar and craft together meaningfully for student writers. Jeff and his sixth-grade students move easily from analyzing sentences to…
Developing Independent Learners
The goal of teaching is to promote independent learning so reading and writing becomes a lifelong habit. As children become better readers, they also become better writers. A workshop format…
Dude, Listen to This!
In his groundbreaking book, Boy Writers: Reclaiming their voices, Ralph Fletcher took an expedition into the murky and sometimes dangerous world of boys and writing. Ralph's new video, Dude, Listen…
Editing Invitations
Editing Invitations takes you into Jeff Anderson's sixth-grade classroom as Jeff demonstrates how he naturally links grammar instruction to writer's craft through his 'Invitations to Notice'. The invitations are a…
How Can I Support You?
Watch Mark Overmeyer as he conducts six individual writing conferences and one group conference with students in grades three and five. Mark describes how he uses conferences to meet the…
Improving Adolescent Writers
How can we teach today's students to write with clarity, passion, and purpose? How can we move all students -- even those who struggle or are reluctant -- forward in…
In the Beginning
While literacy development begins long before children are of school age, the kindergarten classroom marks an important moment as students embark on their lifelong journey as writers. This enlightening video…
Inside Notebooks
Writer's notebooks allow students of all ages to brainstorm ideas, test strategies for crafting writing, and develop tools for drafting and revision. In this two-part series, Aimee Buckner - a…
Inside Reading and Writing
In her book In the Company of Children, Joanne Hindley invites you inside her third-grade New York City classroom to "have a look" as she describes her reading and writing…
Read Write and Talk
This lively video invites you to join Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis, authors of Strategies That Work, in an middle years reading workshop where students engage in real-world literacy. In…
Talking About Writing
In this two-part series we revisit Bailey's Elementary school on the outskirts of Washington, DC, to watch and listen as accomplished teachers of students in grades 3 through 5 confer…
Teaching Apostrophes
This video shows how Jeff Anderson uses playful strategies and mentor texts to engage writers in grammar and editing. In the "Apostrophe-thon," Jeff's sixth-grade students in San Antonio, Texas search…
When Students Write
You can read books or attend workshops about how to teach writing, but there's no substitute for seeing master teachers put ideas into practice with real kids. When Students Write…
Writing with Mentors
When learning how to write well, there is nothing more powerful than examining the work of the writers we admire. Real writers need mentors - those writers who inspire us…
Focus on Spelling
Focus on Spelling is a compelling video series from Diane Snowball, co-author of Spelling K-8. Diane has worked with many schools and districts throughout North America, helping them learn more…

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Step into real classrooms as master teachers--Jeff Anderson, Kelly Gallagher, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis, and others--share insights, classroom vignettes, and successful strategies on topics as diverse as teaching nonfiction reading and writing, motivating struggling readers, teaching grammar, and conferring with student writers.
In the Beginning
Part of the Series: Teaching Writing Collection
While literacy development begins long before children are of school age, the kindergarten classroom marks an important moment as students embark on their lifelong journey as writers. This enlightening video program offers a close up view of a master teacher's writing workshop as she focuses on critical topics associated with…
When Students Write
You can read books or attend workshops about how to teach writing, but there's no substitute for seeing master teachers put ideas into practice with real kids. When Students Write takes us into the classrooms at Bailey's Elementary School in the outskirts of Washington, DC, where teachers wrestle with the…
Improving Adolescent Writers
How can we teach today's students to write with clarity, passion, and purpose? How can we move all students -- even those who struggle or are reluctant -- forward in their skills as writers? In Improving Adolescent Writers, Kelly Gallagher invites you into his classroom for an in-depth look at…
Writing with Mentors
When learning how to write well, there is nothing more powerful than examining the work of the writers we admire. Real writers need mentors - those writers who inspire us and demonstrate through their style and craft how we, too, can be successful writers. In Writing with Mentors, Lynne Dorfman…
Talking About Writing
In this two-part series we revisit Bailey's Elementary school on the outskirts of Washington, DC, to watch and listen as accomplished teachers of students in grades 3 through 5 confer with students about their writing. Program 1, The Essentials of Conferring, covers a range of topics, including active listening, knowing…
Inside Notebooks
Writer's notebooks allow students of all ages to brainstorm ideas, test strategies for crafting writing, and develop tools for drafting and revision. In this two-part series, Aimee Buckner - a fourth-grade teacher and author of Notebook Know-how and Notebook Connections - takes viewers into her classroom as students use their…
Craft of Grammar
Part of the Series: Teaching Writing Collection
In The Craft of Grammar, Jeff Anderson shows how he brings grammar and craft together meaningfully for student writers. Jeff and his sixth-grade students move easily from analyzing sentences to freewrites in writer's notebooks to 'express-lane edits' of their writing in daily workshops. This video includes examples of: Developing whole-class…
Bringing Reading to Life
Readers in grades 3-6 present unique challenges and opportunities for teachers. Many intermediate readers can decode text well, but few have the skills required for the thick textbooks and complex literature they will encounter in the middle grades and beyond. Teachers need to guide students as they develop sophisticated strategies…
Using What We Know
Part of the Series: Constructivism
The opening line of this upbeat production is "Teaching is both an art and a science." Filmed in three disparate but remarkable classrooms, it illustrates how effective learning takes place when teachers combine their knowledge of child development, subject matter, and cognitive psychology. The three teachers combine music and graphic…
Inside Reading and Writing
In her book In the Company of Children, Joanne Hindley invites you inside her third-grade New York City classroom to "have a look" as she describes her reading and writing workshops. Joanne extends the invitation once again through a series of four video programs that give you a close-up look…
How Can I Support You?
Part of the Series: Teaching Writing Collection
Watch Mark Overmeyer as he conducts six individual writing conferences and one group conference with students in grades three and five. Mark describes how he uses conferences to meet the needs of all writers, including beginning English language learners, advanced students and students who struggle to develop ideas when they…