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10 Reasons to Add Welcome to Writing Workshop to Your College Course List

Posted by admin on Mar 22, 2019 1:59:05 PM

Stacey Shubitz and Lynne Dorfman have developed a comprehensive resource for university professors who are preparing their students to teach writing with a model that works. Coming in April 2019, Welcome to Writing Workshop: Engaging Today's Students with a Model That Work sheds new light on how to use a workshop approach to teach writing, and if you are a professor who teaches writing courses, foundation courses, and practicums for elementary school teachers, this is the perfect book to add to your list for summer and fall.

Here are the top ten reasons to select Welcome to Writing Workshop for your course:

  1. Supportive A comprehensive study guide will be available to use with this book.
  2. Current The book has a 2019 copyright.
  3. Reasonably Priced The price—for this full-color, paperback text—is very reasonable at $28.00.
  4. Accessible The book is about 200 pages with charts, photos, and appendices. It is well organized and easy to read.
  5. Practical & Relevant This book is filled with QR Codes where students can access videos—glimpses into all facets of writing workshop. Administrators, teachers, and even students share their thoughts on workshop. The photos show today’s classrooms—all kinds of furniture and arrangements, instructional areas, and writing centers.
  6. Flexible Each chapter concludes with a When You’re Ready section. This makes it easy for veteran teachers to explore something completely new right away or for new teachers to wait and use these sections the second year of their writing workshop experience.
  7. Goodies The book is filled with routines, tips, advice, and resources.
  8. Foundational Knowledge With a true understanding of the writing workshop approach, teachers will not have to rely on a one-size-fits-all program format. Armed with knowledge, the program a district may already have in place will become a resource, not the curriculum.
  9. Tech-Friendly Students can also purchase as an e-book and download to their tablet for on-the-go reading.
  10. Preview You may preview an excerpt of the text on Stenhouse’s website right now.

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