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Teaching Early Writing and Reading Together
Teaching Early Writing and Reading Together
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Teaching Early Writing and Reading Together

The writing/reading connection means more than having your students write under the influence of literature that they have read! Noted author and educator Connie Campbell Dierking shows you how to develop a literacy-connected classroom, including using oral storytelling to scaffold primary reading and writing. She supplies more than 50 mini-lessons—organized by their classroom function—to help you explicitly teach foundational literacy skills during writer’s workshop or whole-class and small-group reading instruction. Dierking encourages you to make the most of the writing/reading connection by thinking about some basic questions when you’re crafting your literacy instruction: How can I connect the conversations in reading and writing workshop? What can I learn about the readers in my classroom through their writing? What can my students learn about reading through writing? How can I teach young writers to support their readers? How can I teach readers how to use a writer’s supports intentionally? Transform your K-2 literacy instruction. Teach writing and reading together.

SubjectLanguage Arts, Literacy, Writing
Page Count160
SeriesMaupin House

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Connie Campbell Dierking

Connie Campbell Dierking

Connie Dierking holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in special education, both from Kansas State University. During the past 32 years, Connie Dierking has experienced the joys of teaching kindergarten, second grade, third grade, and exceptional education students. She has experience as a reading/writing demonstration teacher, reading coach, and writing staff developer. She also provided guidance for literacy teachers throughout the southwest region of Florida as a Reading Coordinator. She currently writes literacy curriculum and is an instructional staff developer for Pinellas County Schools in Florida. She is the author of several books written for literacy teachers to assist with the teaching of writing and reading in the primary grades, including Linking K-2 Literacy and the Common Core: Mini-Lessons that Work, and co-author of Growing Up Writing: Mini-Lessons for Emergent and Beginning Writers. She conducts professional development in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening throughout the country.

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