Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers Into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5
ISBN: 1625311850
EAN13: 9781625311856
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 10, 2017
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 1.18" H x 10.94" L x 8.5" W
Weight: 2.78 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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Book Overview

Jeff Anderson and literacy coach Whitney La Rocca take you into primary and intermediate classrooms where students are curious about language, engage with the world around them, and notice and experiment with the conventions all writers use. Instead of chanting grammar rules or completing countless convention worksheets, we invite young writers to explore conventions as special effects devices that activate meaning. Our students study authentic texts and come to recognize these patterns of power--the essential grammar conventions that readers and writers require to make meaning.
The first part of the book introduces a vibrant approach to grammar instruction and sets up what you need to immerse yourself in the Patterns of Power process, inviting students to experiment and play with language. The second part of the book offers over seventy practical, ready-to-use lessons, including:

  • Extensive support materials
  • Over 100 mentor sentences, curated for grades 1-5
  • Student work samples
  • Tips and power notes to facilitate your own knowledge and learning
  • Examples for application

In Patterns of Power Jeff and Whitney suggest that taking just five minutes from your reading workshop and five minutes from your writing workshop to focus on how the conventions connect reading and writing will miraculously affect your students' understanding of how language works for readers and writers.

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   The book is great but the shipping was horrible!!!
The content is itself wonderful! I'm excited to teach this to use grammar and writing this year. The shipping of this item was terrible! As a result, the plastic spine was bent upwards and could not be straightened. The pages will not fold flat, nor can they be laid over, as is expected with a spiral bound book. Considering that the book cost over $50, it should be packed much better than it was! Amazon wants the item returned before I can issue a refund or replacement. I don 't have a UPS location remotely close, plus I need the book for school, so I won 't bother. I just think that Amazon should issue a partial refund due to the damaged product.
 
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   Great for mentor sentence instruction
The lessons are clearly laid out and provide suggested talking points for teaching. My fourth graders are very engaged with the process of evaluating sentences and noticing patterns.
 
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   Great resource!
Love this text for use in my classroom, it is a great supplement to teaching writing conventions using Mentor sentences! Highly recommended!
 
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   Conventions Game-Changer
Patterns of Power has changed the game of teaching conventions in the younger students! The way I teach this way of writing has changed tremendously. It also changed the way they read. I would recommend this book to you if you are struggling to get your students to use conventions appropriately.
 
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   This book has been a wonderful resource for explicitly teaching language skills to my students ...
This book has been an authentic resource for teaching language skills in a wonderful way to my students. It is very easy to follow and provides much support.
 
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   "Progressive Tense" has nothing to do with Flo...
Not only is this book full of fantastic ways to make abstract grammatical concepts more concrete and accessible for young writers, but it is also designed to deepen the teacher's conceptual understanding in ways that honor all learners - even grown-up ones. If you think that progressive tense means someone named Flo is trying to sell you insurance angrily, then this is definitely the book for you!
 
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   I love the attention to detail in this book
In this book, I love the attention to detail. The book includes everything I need to teach my students a skill, monitor their progress and provide interventions when needed.
 
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