Crunchtime

  • Title:Crunchtime: Lessons to Help Students Blow the Roof Off Writing Tests--and Become Better Writers in the Process
  • Author:Gretchen Bernabei, Jayne Hover, Cynthia Candler
  • Publication Date:August 2009
  • Grade Level:4-10
  • ISBN:9780325026732
  • Publisher:Heinemann

In this eagerly-anticipated teacher resource, master teachers Gretchen Bernabei, Jayne Hover, and Cynthia Candler share writing lessons that are healthy for kids, promote lifelong literacy, and, coincidentally, will help your students blow the roof off of their state test scores. Organized around the writing process—selecting topics, crafting drafts, and polishing finished pieces—explicit lessons engage student writers while shoring up the gaps between learning and testing. Growing out of their own work in Title I schools, Gretchen, Jayne, and Cynthia’s strategies have proven to be especially effective in helping ESL and special education students, not only pass the test, but achieve commended performance. In addition to providing classroom-tested strategies, this practical teaching resource provides a wealth of crunchtime tools (rubrics, reproducibles, and writing samples) minilessons, and lesson plans that will help you teach strategically and position your students for success on their state writing tests and beyond.

Visit Gretchen’s Writing Tools Blog!

http://bernabeiwritingtools.blogspot.com/

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Author Bio

A popular workshop presenter and winner of NCTE’s James Moffett Award in 2010, Gretchen Bernabei has taught middle school and high school for 34 years. She has devoted her professional life to learning, developing, and sharing best practices, particularly through the National Writing Projects.

With more than thirty years in education, Jayne Hover has taught elementary, middle, and high school and been an administrator in several roles from Assistant Principal to coaching teachers. Currently, she is in an administrative role with San Antonio ISD. Jayne is also a co-author of Crunchtime.

List Price $29.38
Your Price $23.50
You Save $5.88