Gretchen Bernabei's intuitive approach to teaching the personal essay has revolutionized the way teachers teach the essay and transformed how students respond to writing prompts. In this dynamic 45 minute DVD video you will get a personal introduction to these power strategies from Gretchen herself and learn how to immediately implement them into your classroom. You will see Gretchen in action working with 4th graders, high school students and teachers and hear her personal tips for helping students write with voice and passion. You will also find downloadable lessons and student examples to use with your class.
Lessons explored include:
- Truisms and How to Teach Them
- Ba Da Bing (writing strong sentences)
- The Kernal Essay
- Playing with Text Structures
- The 11 minute essay
- Using Quick lists to Find Topics
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