"Teachers encounter struggling writers every day. Here's a great guide with practical advice and lots of wisdom—covering everything from pencil grip to the power of praise—that will lift up struggling writers and their teachers."
—Richard Gentry, Researcher, Author, Educational Consultant
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 K–3 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
- Resources and Web sites for further information
Prepare students to meet the growing demands of upper grade levels by boosting their writing capabilities!