This expanded second edition presents planners, templates, rubrics, graphic organizers, and a step-by-step guide to lesson planning and adjustable assignments to help all students succeed.

Creating a Climate for Writing

Creating a climate for writing

When a butterfly egg is hatched in a proper environment, it has everything needed to thrive.

When entering the writing world, most children possess everything needed to become fluent authors.

Establishing the Effective Writing Environment

In a differentiated classroom, the climate is conducive to writing. It is a comfortable, exciting place for each young author. All aspects of the physical and psychological environment are established with the students' individual needs in mind. Lessons include activities that motivate and challenge with novel strategies, materials, and tools that intrigue the writers.

In supportive surroundings, young authors feel secure in taking risks with their ideas and skills during writing exercises. They view their mistakes as opportunities to improve, because errors are corrected with ...

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