Tag : authors craft

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Study Authors’ Craft- What Do Authors Do? A person can learn to write better by studying published authors and their books. This process has helped me become a better writer but also a better teacher. My “I can” statements often have to do with “what authors do” in writing tasks. (“I can” statements let students …
A lesson using picture book Elwood Bigfoot by Jill Esbaum   What? I used this “making friends” story to break the ice in a new school setting as well as to introduce reading and writing strategies, like predicting, summarizing, word choice. Why? We study author’s craft: Authors use specific, perfect words when writing a story. How? We …
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