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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
JENIFER JASINSKI SCHNEIDER
1. Creating Illustrations and Text during Writing Workshop
(Kindergarten) 33
MARY HUFFSTETTER
2. Exploring Identity through Word Choice: Using Multicultural
Literature to Create Connections (Kindergarten) 47
SUSAN V. BENNETT AND ANNMARIE ALBERTON GUNN
3. Not Your Grandmothers Writing Lesson: Teaching Concepts
and Conventions through Digital Interactive Writing (First Grade) 57
SUSAN CONSTABLE
4. Using Mentor Texts to Write Personal Narrative Small Moment
Stories (First Grade) 69
KATHLEEN M. ALLEY
5. Graphic Organizer or Fill-in-the-Blank Exercise: Teaching Expository
Text Structures Using Fictional Characters (First Grade) 79
SUSAN TORPEY
6. Telling Our Stories: Blogging with Primary English Language
Learners (First Grade) 89
JACQUELINE HICKEY AND SUSAN CONSTABLE
7. Three Reasons Why: Teaching Writing through Repetitive Text
Structures (Second Grade) 99
VANESSA MINICK
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8. Theres no electricity in Cracker Country: Writing from Experience
(Second Grade) 109
MELINDA MCCONNAUGHHAY ADAMS
9. I HATE writing!: The Role of Applied Phonics and Teacher
Conferences in Composition (Second Grade) 121
CARRIE BLOSSER SCHECKELHOFF
10. Too Many Traits, Too Much Time: Trying to Teach Writing with
Technology (Third Grade) 133
AUDRA K. PARKER AND JAMES L. WELSH
11. A Mexican Party in the Sky: Glitches in Composing with
Digital Media and Disciplinary Content (Third Grade) 143
MARGARET B. KRAUSE, AIMEE FRIER,
AND REBECCA LOVERING POWELL
12. The Writing Runaround: Using Explicit Instruction to Teach Ideas
and Organization through Modeled Writing (Fourth Grade) 155
MARY VIRGINIA FEGER
13. This isnt what we normally do: Test Preparation and the Teaching
of Writing (Fourth Grade) 165
STEVEN HART
14. Honey, what does that mean?: Conferencing with a Struggling
Writer (Fourth Grade) 175
RUTH SYLVESTER
15. Hot and Spicy Words: Motivating Writing and Vocabulary
Development (Fifth Grade) 183
COLEEN DANIELS
16. Negotiating American History: Bilingual Learners Collaboratively
Compose Information Texts (Fifth Grade) 193
PATRIANN SMITH, AIMEE FRIER, AND JENIFER JASINSKI SCHNEIDER
17. Cloudy or Cumulus: Collaborative Composition and Storyboarding
to Produce Print and Digital Science Texts (Fifth Grade) 205
MATTHEW U. BLANKENSHIP, ERIN E. MARGARELLA,
JENNA THOMAS, AMBER HOLMBERG,
AND JENIFER JASINSKI SCHNEIDER
18. The Rights to Write: How the Constitutional Convention
Helped Students Compose (Sixth Grade) 217
STEPHANIE M. BENNETT
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19. Getting a Clue: Textual Toys and Shifting Designs for Digital
Composition (Sixth Grade) 227
DEBORAH KOZDRAS
List of Contributors 237
Index 243