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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey Bass; 2nd Revised edition edition (7 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0787976199
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787976194
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 2.3 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,636,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Gary Muschla’s Writing Workshop Survival Kit provides many effective strategies that will make the writing process a more enjoyable, efficient, and productive experience for your students. They will become more confident writers who will both look forward to and benefit from these valuable classroom–tested activities. Muschla leaves no stone unturned in this comprehensive and insightful journey through the writing process. Writing Workshop Survival Kit should be a part of every writing teacher’s library!"
––Jack Umstatter, English teacher and author, Cold Spring Harbor School District, Cold Spring Harbor, New York

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Writing Workshop Survival Kit

Second Edition

The second edition of the Writing Workshop Survival Kit offers English teachers and writing teachers in grades 5–12 a thoroughly updated and revised guide to teaching the writing process. This comprehensive, step–by–step resource is an invaluable aid for teachers who are conducting a writing workshop or managing a writing workshop in the classroom. The book includes activities, numerous reproducibles, and 100 mini–lessons that concentrate on various types of writing, writing techniques, and the mechanics of writing. In addition, the second edition contains new material on timely topics such as Enlisting Support for Your Writing Workshop, Using Search Engines to Find Information on the Internet, The Use of Computers in Revision, and How to Establish a Web Site to Display Student Writing.

The new edition is designed for easy use and the lay–flat format makes photocopying the book′s reproducibles a snap. Each activity and mini–lesson can stand alone, allowing teachers to use the materials in a manner that best suits their classroom environments and their students′ abilities.

Part I: THE DYNAMICS OF THE WRITING WORKSHOP

AN OVERVIEW OF THE WRITING WORKSHOP presents topics such as the teacher′s role, a model of the typical workshop, scheduling, and promoting the writing workshop.

MANAGING YOUR WRITING WORKSHOP contains information on creating and maintaining a successful writing environment, time management, discipline, evaluation, and monitoring students′ progress.

Part II: THE STAGES OF THE WRITING PROCESS

PREWRITING includes topics such as freewriting, brainstorming, idea lists, writing journals, using search engines, and exploring writing topics.

DRAFTING provides strategies for writing drafts.

REVISION offers information including tips for teaching revision, pitfalls to avoid, using computers in revision, and writing conference strategies.

EDITING includes strategies for teaching editing skills; using a dictionary, thesaurus, or author′s stylebook; and working with editing partners.

PUBLISHING provides information on various ways to publish and share student writing, e–mail etiquette for writers, tips for producing class magazines, and Web sites that publish the writing of students.

Part III: USING MINI–LESSONS IN THE WRITING WORKSHOP

MINI–LESSONS FOR TYPES OF WRITING includes 16 mini–lessons on topics such as narratives, essays, articles, fiction, movie reviews, advertising, rhyming poems, and strategies for taking writing tests.

MINI–LESSONS FOR THE ART OF WRITING offers 29 mini–lessons on topics such as effective leads, developing imagery, managing point of view, transitions, cutting clutter, avoiding clichés, and more.

MINI–LESSONS FOR THE MECHANICS OF WRITING contains 55 mini–lessons that cover topics such as subject–verb agreement, paragraphing, varying sentences, using confusing words correctly, and much more.

"Gary Muschla′s Writing Workshop Survival Kit provides many effective strategies that will make the writing process a more enjoyable, efficient, and productive experience for your students. They will become more confident writers who will both look forward to and benefit from these valuable classroom–tested activities. Muschla leaves no stone unturned in this comprehensive and insightful journey through the writing process. Writing Workshop Survival Kit should be a part of every writing teacher′s library!"
—Jack Umstatter, English teacher and author,Cold Spring Harbor School District, Cold Spring Harbor, New York

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I have ten years of teaching experience, and have conducted workshops on writer's workshop for the past five years. Most of the teachers I meet are eager to implement the writing process in their classrooms, and want detailed instructions on how to go about it. They don't want to start from scratch. This book provides guidance from the perspective of a teacher, without ever sounding condescending or dull. Each section on the first half breaks down an aspect of the process, from pre-writing to publishing. The second half is devoted to mini-lessons on genre, style and mechanics. Big deal, you will say, I've seen a hundred books like that! But here's what's great about it: The author describes the lessons succinctly, in a peer-to-peer style, gives you truly useful tips, and the masters are like the ones I would create myself. I am now showing it in every workshop I do, and planning to use it in a summer course I teach for the Bay Area Writing Project. The book is well worth the money for anyone teaching grades 3rd through high school.
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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A high quality practical resource, written by a teacher. 14 May 1999
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Format: Paperback
I have ten years of teaching experience, and have conducted workshops on writer's workshop for the past five years. Most of the teachers I meet are eager to implement the writing process in their classrooms, and want detailed instructions on how to go about it. They don't want to start from scratch. This book provides guidance from the perspective of a teacher, without ever sounding condescending or dull. Each section on the first half breaks down an aspect of the process, from pre-writing to publishing. The second half is devoted to mini-lessons on genre, style and mechanics. Big deal, you will say, I've seen a hundred books like that! But here's what's great about it: The author describes the lessons succinctly, in a peer-to-peer style, gives you truly useful tips, and the masters are like the ones I would create myself. I am now showing it in every workshop I do, and planning to use it in a summer course I teach for the Bay Area Writing Project. The book is well worth the money for anyone teaching grades 3rd through high school.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Writing Workshop Must Have! 14 Jun. 2001
By F. Chamberlain - Published on Amazon.com
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The Writing Workshop Survival Kit is a thorough and user-friendly resource for teachers who teach 4-12. I have perused a number of writing workshop books, but this one was the most complete.
This book is broken up into two main parts. The first part of the book includes information on the teacher's role as a writing facilitator and on managing a writing workshop. Reproducibles on student responsibilities, rules for working in groups, and assessments are inserted throughout the first two chapters. The book then addresses the five steps of the writing process. Again, reproducibles for each step of the writing process are included as well as activities that help students think about the writing process.
Finally, the second part of the book is divided into three sections that all feature writing mini-lessons under the following categories: mini-lessons for types of writing, mini-lessons for the art of writing, and mini-lessons for the mechanics of writing. The first category of mini-lessons includes 16 lessons on writing different types of writing such as letters, reviews, poems, plays, narratives, and essays. The second category of mini-lessons includes 25 lessons that discuss writing effectively such as writing effective leads, writing conclusions, developing imagery, and writing effective transitions. The final category of mini-lessons includes 58 lessons that address the proper usage of grammar.
Again, this is a thorough resource for teachers who teach the 4-12 grades. A writing workshop can be implemented in a Language Arts program with the sole use of this book. This book is an easy read, includes a large number of reproducibles, and provides everything that a teacher needs in order to begin a writing workshop in their class. A must have for teachers who wish to bring excitement into their writing programs.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource written by a teacher, for teachers. 13 July 2001
By Rocco B. Rubino - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
My principal was so impressed with the depth and scope of this book that she has ordered copies for the entire staff at the K-6 elementary school I teach.
Mr. Muscala has written an easy to follow, user friendly guide to establishing, and maintaining a full-fledged writer's workshop in your classroom. Clear, concise strategies, combined with reproducables make this book a wonderful resource for the money.
A must-have for K-12 Language Arts teachers.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for teachers wanting to do a different English class! 11 Nov. 2003
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Great resource for those wanting to try a different approach to teaching kids English grammar stuff--have them write!
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful! 23 July 2013
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This past school year, we tried to implement a writing workshop. A browsing through a colleague's copy of this book, I had to have one! It was great to help for handouts to give the students; I loved it!
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