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Karen Filewych

An educator for more than 20 years, Karen Filewych has taught all elementary grades, completed her Master of Education in 2007, and is currently a school administrator. Her busy life includes writing, presenting workshops to teachers, and leading student writing residences. Karen lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her family.

Freewriting with Purpose: Simple Classroom Techniques to Help Students Make Connections, Think Critically, and Construct Meaning
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Simple classroom techniques for to help students make connections, think critically, and construct meaning 

In freewriting, we write continuously: we begin with a prompt and keep our pen or pencil moving throughout the entire duration. We do not stop to question or censor ourselves; we do not concern ourselves with spelling, punctuation, capitalization, or grammar; we do not let critical thoughts creep into our freewriting time. This book shows teachers how to use freewriting to help kids write well and more, regardless of grade level, subject, time of day, or time of year. It is not a difficult process to implement and yet it makes a significant difference in teacher attitudes, student confidence, and, ultimately, student writing abilities.

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Recommended for educators of children ages 5 - 13.

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144 pages | 8.30" x 10.80"

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$24.95

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How Do I Get Them to Write?: Explore the Reading-Writing Connection Using Freewriting and Mentor Texts to Motivate and Empower Students
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Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6;

This remarkable book shows teachers how to inspire students to learn to write and write to learn. Committed to the premise that all students can learn to write with appropriate teaching, modelling, and practice, it argues that reading and writing go hand in hand.

Through reading, writing and the inevitable discussions that follow, students learn from the experiences of others, open their minds to many possibilities, gain a glimpse into new worlds, make connections to their lives, and reflect on their own choices and learning.

This practical book shows you how to use freewriting and powerful mentor texts to create classrooms where students enjoy putting pencil to paper and taking the necessary risks to grow and flourish as writers.

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Grade Range: K-6

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160 pages | 8.40" x 10.80"

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