President, Iowa Reading Association
Catch young writers before they fall through the cracks!
The ideal companion to Connie Hebert's Catch a Falling Reader, this easy-to-use resource helps primary teachers "catch" falling writers before feelings of frustration, defeat, and low confidence develop, making it difficult for children to catch up.
Catch a Falling Writer presents concise approaches for engaging and working with young writers who have challenges with language, vocabulary, fine-motor competency, grammar, diction, correct pencil grip, or letter/sound recognition. Perfect for teachers, literacy specialists and coaches, special education teachers, and student teachers striving to close the gap between reading instruction and writing proficiency, this resource presents:
- Innovative, research-based strategies for engaging students in writing, setting a purpose for writing, and teaching the mechanics of writing
- Strategies that can be used as curriculum supplements to foster independent writing
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