Jim Vopat, Carroll College
ISBN 978-0-325-01746-4 / 0-325-01746-8 / 2009 / 176pp / Paperback
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helps you get started with circles and shows how they can help you achieve instructional goals.
includes step-by-step guidance for implementation and assessment, activities that make management smooth, and minilessons that scaffold growth in skills, topic selection, and craft.
offers a comprehensive and practical guide on how to get the ideal writing classroom up and running with writing circles.
In essence, Vopat
has taken the idea of literature circles and applied it to the writing classroom.
Writing circles bridge the gap
found in the traditional writing workshop between direct instruction and independent work: collaborative learning.
also provides helpful suggestions and forms to get your writing circles started and on track, some of which are similar to the role sheets found in literature circles.
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