Fifty research-based literacy strategies designed for busy K-8 classroom teachersOrganized around 10 key areas for teaching and learning literacy—phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, story comprehension, comprehension of informational text, questioning for understanding, discussion for understanding, narrative writing, and writing to learn-Promoting Literacy Development offers 50 clearly written, step-by-step strategies for developing proficient readers and writers. The authors also include suggestions for differentiating instruction for English language learners and for students with special needs.
Section IX: Essential Strategies for Teaching Narrative Writing
Writing is a complex process that enables students to express ideas and demonstrate understanding. This chapter presents the research on best practices for teaching writing and explores how technology has impacted the process.
A Brief Overview of Narrative Writing
Today's youth are daily engaged in the art of writing as they text, blog, or instant message their peers (Barack, 2009). This digital form of writing is very different from printed versions, yet it still reflects the purpose of writing, which is to communicate (Yancey, 2009). Recent reports suggest that as the world transforms toward digital literacies, the need for skilled writing will become critical (Graham & Perin, 2007). For much of the past decade, the focus ...