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36 Workshops to Get Kids Writing: From Aliens to Zebras
AnnMarie Hurtado
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1648-3
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $49.00
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256 pages
8.5" x 11"
ISBN-13: 9780838916483
Year Published: 2018
AP Categories: A, C, G

This title will be available Fall 2017. You may place an order and the item will be shipped when it becomes available.

Creative writing encourages imaginations to take flight, and when adults use the right approach, building literacy skills becomes a form of play that gets kids excited to create their own stories. Packed with ready-to-use lesson plans designed for kindergarten- and early elementary-aged children, this book will help librarians add creative writing activities to more traditional storytime initiatives and school librarians enrich English Language Arts lessons. Hurtado’s resource provides
  • an entire year’s worth of weekly lesson plans, adaptable as needed, that include instructions, handouts, and everything needed to plan and prepare;
  • recommended read-alouds for each lesson plan;
  • ideas and activities scaffolded for different ability levels;
  • tips for using humor and silliness to grab kids’ attention and keep them engaged;
  • information on how creative writing dovetails with Common Core standards, emphasizing skills and critical thinking over rote learning; and
  • additional quality read-aloud picture books that can be used as inspiration to create new lessons.

This book will serve as a handy lesson/program planning tool for any children’s or school librarian interested in exploring new ideas to teach creative writing and higher literacy.

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