Do you find that preparing for standardized tests interferes with teaching advanced thinking, reading, and writing skills in a meaningful way? Do you want to balance test preparation with more creative activities? Success in school and beyond depends on oneas ability to read fluently, write coherently, and think critically. This handbook uses the workshop model for exponentially increasing adolescentsa abilities in these three key areas. This practical guide addresses the daily running and practice of a workshop-based classroom, using research and the authoras own experiences to illustrate how to establish a workshop that: Fosters lasting learning while reinforcing the skills needed for standardized tests Teaches audience and purpose as a vehicle to style and structure Provides a supportive and lively environment in which students are comfortable enough to take risks and share original ideas Try Urbanskias approach to teaching literacy analysis and mentoring student writers, and discover just how rewarding the workshop experience can be!It was almost as if a different woman were writing the lesson plans. And a different person wasaI was a coach now, not a lecturer. One of our last tasks for the year (excluding our portfolios, of course) was to write an essay about a piece ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Using the Workshop Approach in the High School English Classroom|
|Publisher||:||Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. - 2015-08-11|