Ideas: Lessons, Strategies, Models, and Literature Connections That Help You Teach and Revisit This Important Craft Element All Year Long

A concise and thoughtful guide that helps teachers get students to generate meaningful writing ideas. Veteran teacher and children’s book author Lola Schaefer demonstrates how to help students find ideas that matter—in everyday life, in books, through careful observation, by wondering about the world, and by sketching images and taking photographs, among other strategies. An essential resource for any writing teacher.