Prepare Student Teachers to Teach Writing: A Tip for Tomorrow from Stacey
October 15, 2023
Two Writing Teachers
In this episode, Stacey shares five valuable steps for cooperating teachers who are hosting with student teachers in leading a writing workshop for elementary school students. Stacey begins by sharing her personal experience and the challenges she faced when initially handing over the reins to student teachers. The five steps for empowering student teachers are: establishing clear expectations, modeling effective teaching practices, gradually increasing responsibility, providing constructive feedback, and engaging in reflective discussions. Stacey emphasizes the importance of communication, collaboration, and support in helping student teachers succeed in leading a writing workshop.
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Some Book Suggestions:
- A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences, Grades K-8 by Carl Anderson
- A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Workshop Minilessons by Lisa Eickholdt & Patricia Vitale-Reilly
- Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts by Stacey Shubitz
- Every Child Can Write: Entry Points, Bridges, and Pathways for Striving Writers by Melanie Meehan
- Kids First From Day One: A Teacher’s Guide to Today’s Classroom by Christine Hertz & Kristi Mraz
- Mentor Author, Mentor Texts: Short Texts, Craft Notes, and Practical Classroom Uses by Ralph Fletcher
- Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing Through Children’s Literature, K-6, 2nd Edition by Lynne R. Dorfman &Rose Cappelli
- Patterns of Power by Jeff Anderson et. al. (Select the grade-level resource corresponding to your student teacher’s certification level.)
- Practical Punctuation: Lessons on Rule Making and Rule Breaking in Elementary Writing by Dan Feigelson
- Talking, Drawing, Writing: Lessons for Our Youngest Writers by Martha Horn and Mary Ellen Giacobbe
- Teaching Writing in Small Groups by Jennifer Serravallo
- The Revision Toolbox: Teaching Techniques That Work, 2nd Edition by Georgia Heard
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