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A Plan for Teaching Writing: Grades K-12, Audio Workshop (Downloadable MP3)

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From Susan Wise Bauer: An overall plan for producing good writers at home.

From Susan Wise Bauer: An overall plan for producing good writers at home.

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From Susan Wise Bauer:

An overall plan for producing good writers at home. This workshop explains how to guide your student through a simple progression (copying, dictation, narration, summarizing, outlining, short critical essays, long critical essays, research paper) that will develop both writing and thinking skills in a systematic, stepwise manner. Particular focus on the elementary years and remedial work; includes suggestions on how to use these writing and thinking skills in every area of the curriculum.

Recommended for those teaching all K-6 students, as well as for those teaching older students who are reluctant writers.

You will find the accompanying visual material referenced in this Audio Workshop here.

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  1. 5 out of 5 Additional Resources and Information about this MP3 from Well-Trained Mind Press

    Please add to the list of Intermediate and Upper Level Grammar Resources: Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind, from Well-Trained Mind Press.

    In the presentation, Dr. Bauer speaks about ways to expand a sentence. The website link she refers to is lost, but here is some information that might be of help:
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    This is almost certainly referring to a modern version of the writing exercise that was practiced by the Renaissance scholar Erasmus. It was called “copia.” Dr. Bauer discusses it in the talk: Erasmus would take a simple sentence like “The arrival of your letter pleased me greatly” and would then try to write it in as many different ways as possible. “Receiving your note thrilled my heart to no end,” etc.

    Here are two modern examples, and students could definitely imitate these:
    https://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/style2_Erasmus.html
    https://joelipa.wordpress.com/beyond-writing-220/english-229/de-copia-exercise/
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