Re: Basic Writing Skills by Dr. Judith C. Hochman
Betty R.

    Jay,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.
    > Thanks.
    > 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.
    >>> Thanks.
    >>> Jay