Catch a Falling Writer

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'The book pinpoints characteristic behaviors of falling writers and pairs them up with simple-to-use techniques that you can incorporate into your classroom or that parents can use at home with their children to bolster confidence and success' - Karla Bronzynski, First-Grade Teacher, Eldora-New Providence Schools, IA 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 - Resources and Web sites for further information