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Setting the Stage for Creative Writing: Plot Scaffolds for Beginning and Intermediate Writers

by Shannon Alicia O'Day, Ph.D.

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Setting the Stage for Creative Writing: Plot Scaffolds for Beginning and Intermediate Writers

Grades K – 8
Type Book
Pages 216
Published May 2006
Publisher International Reading Association

 

Description  

Standardized writing tests focus more on content than mechanics, but writing instruction typically focuses more on mechanics than content. With plot scaffolds, you can fix the balance and help foster creativity and originality in your students’ writing.

In this practical guide for elementary and middle school teachers, you’ll find

  • A research-based rationale for incorporating plot scaffolds in writing instruction
  • Hands-on lessons for beginning and intermediate writers
  • Strategies for experienced teachers, as well as for those who are unsure about teaching writing

Appendixes contain a wealth of supplementary material, including learning objectives, evaluation rubrics, and 12 reproducible plot scaffolds that you can use right away or adapt to meet your students’ needs. A glossary highlights important terms used throughout the book.

O’Day, S. (2006). Setting the Stage for Creative Writing: Plot Scaffolds for Beginning and Intermediate Writers. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

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