Books for Teachers

Lola Schaefer is a children's book author

Nonfiction Writing Lessons That Work: Engaging Ways to Help Students Plan and Write Informational Texts
August 2012
Scholastic Teaching Resources

Motivate students to check their facts and really learn content as they write in these fun, informational formats. Students learn how to share fascinating facts through sidebars, communicate concisely with terse verse, connect with audiences through factual riddles, organize writing with the Vase graphic organizer, and much more! Complete with model lessons, graphic organizers, books lists, student samples, and tips for differentiation.

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Writing Lessons for the Interactive Whiteboard
February 2011
Scholastic Teaching Resources

Grades 2-4: 20 Whiteboard-Ready Writing Samples and Mini-Lessons That Show You How to Teach the Elements of Strong Writing

Step-by-step lessons introduce the essentials of strong writing and include 20 downloadable models to engage students in interactive, on-screen learning.

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Lola Schaefer is a children's book author

First Lessons for Beginning Writers
November 2010
Scholastic Teaching Resources

40 Quick Mini-Lessons to Model the Craft of Writing, Teach Early Skills, and Help Young Learners Become Confident, Capable Writers
Simple, powerful mini-lessons that introduce the writing process and craft to children in grades K & 1. Fundamental strategies are provided for interactive and journal writing, as well as word choice, focus and thorough development of details.

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Writing Lessons for the Interactive Whiteboard
September 2009
Scholastic Teaching Resources

This book contains the lessons and models you can use on any interactive whiteboard to help students identify and use the elements of good writing. You’ll find teaching tips, discussion questions, and classroom-tested writing samples on focus, vocabulary, voice, show, don’t tell, organization, development of ideas, fluency and leads.

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Lola Schaefer is a children's book author

Writing Lessons for the Overhead: Responding to Literature, Grades 3-6
January 2009
Scholastic Teaching Resources

Using sample literature responses – in both reproducible versions and on transparencies – Schaefer shares step-by-step lessons that help students identify the elements that characterize an effective response.

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Writing Lessons For the Overhead, Grade 1
September 2006
Scholastic Teaching Resources

This book offers teachers twenty transparencies that show models of strong writing with companion mini-lessons on Journal Entries, Meaning, Focus, Organization, Vocabulary, Details, Leads, and Revision.

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Writing Lessons for the Overhead, Grades 2-3
June 2006
Scholastic Professional Books

This book offers teachers twenty transparencies that show models of strong writing with companion mini-lessons on Organization, Focus, Vocabulary, Details, Leads, Revision, and more.

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Teaching the Craft of Writing: Ideas; Organization; Elaboration; and Voice
January 2005
Scholastic Teaching Resources

These four books offer teachers lessons, strategies, mini-lessons, models, and literature connections that will help teach these important craft elements all year long.

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Writing Lessons for the Overhead, (Grades 5+)
January 2004
Scholastic Teaching Resources

This practical book contains the lessons and models you need to help students identify and use the elements of good writing. You’ll find teaching tips, discussion questions, and classroom-tested writing samples – already on transparencies – for these key writing topics:

Focus, Vocabulary, Voice, Show, Don’t Tell, Organization, Development of Ideas, Fluency and Leads.

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Ten Writing Lessons for the Overhead, (Grades 2-5)
January 2002
Scholastic Teaching Resources

Everywhere I visit, teachers are asking for more help with designing mini-lessons.I wrote this book to share the questions and pieces that I have used successfully in helping students identify focus, details, voice, fluency, and other craft elements. Scholastic took a big leap by actually providing twenty overhead transparencies inside each book.

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Teaching Young Writers: Strategies That Work, (Grades K-2)
January 2001
Scholastic Teaching Resources

How does a primary classroom teacher begin teaching writing? Three years ago it was my pleasure to help two first grade teachers take those first steps into writing instruction.What we learned together about print rich classrooms, interactive, journal, story, and poetry writing became this book. Everybody needs a starting point and this book can launch primary teachers into a successful year of writing with their students.

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