I just bought this book because so many of my colleagues use the
sentence and outline strategies in their mini lessons. Although,
really it is a stand alone program. I guess they have to work
within their mandated curriculum. I loved it.
Teacher of Writing for over 20 years,Betty
On 4/02/06, Jay wrote:
> I have taken a look at the BWS site and I shall have to order
> the manual since this seems to be "all the talk" on this
> chatboard of late! Shall share my comments once I receive it.
> On 4/01/06, Experienced Teacher wrote:
>> As a parent or a new teacher, use Basic Writing Skills by
>> Hochman. Most other methods you mention are "models" and don't
>> provide really specific examples of how to teach directly.
>> Also, some assume kids are "natural" writers - most are not!
>> On 3/23/06, Jay wrote:
>>> Basic Writing Skills/Lucy Calkins/6 Traits....
>>> I have recently started reading this chatboard and I have
>>> come across reference to these methods. I would like to get
>>> some feedback as to which method is more desirable or easier
>>> to use. I am a parent of a child in grade 7.