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"As a writing teacher for twenty-some years, I wish I'd had access to this material."
-Marilee Sprenger, Educational Consultant
Seattle Pacific University
"Helps teachers see how to approach writing in ways that make it fresh, relevant, and accessible."
-Carol Ann Tomlinson, Professor of Educational Leadership
University of Virginia
"True to one of the basic tenets of writing, the book shows rather than tells . . . . This makes for a fun and engaging read."
-Erin Sullivan, Research Associate
University of Connecticut
Are your picture-smart, music-smart, and body-smart learners lagging behind their word-smart and number-smart peers?
Donovan Walling offers innovative new ways to help these learners become effective writers! With an emphasis on matching teaching method to learning style and developing both basic writing competencies and higher-level thinking skills, this resource offers instructional strategies, sample lessons, and pathways to fluency that focus onOrganizing ideas "artistically"
Using walkabout strategies to clarify concepts
Using pattern and rhythm for writing sense, and much moreTwelve sample lessons and a learning styles self-assessment make this an essential resource for teachers, literacy coaches, and curriculum designers who want to expand writing curriculum and incorporate more non-linear methods into their instructional repertoires.
Donovan R. Walling - Phi Delta Kappa International, Bloomington, IN; Other Titles in: Learning Styles | Literacy, K-12 | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles.
Once they've read a story, they can retell it down to the smallest detail.
One way to be truly successful in the classroom is to wrap your head around the three different learning styles according to Fleming's VAK (visual, auditory, kinesthetic) model. If you know how you learn best, you can use specific methods to retain what you learn in class.
Odds are that frustration was the result of a clash between the mode of teaching and your learning style.