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Ba-Da-Bing (DVD)

  • Title:Ba-Da Bing: Creating Essay Writers
  • Author:Gretchen Bernabei
  • Publication Date:September 2010
  • Grade Level:4-12
  • ISBN:9781931492270
  • Publisher:Discover Writing

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
    • Writing With Voice

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Author Bio

A popular workshop presenter and winner of NCTE’s James Moffett Award in 2010, Gretchen Bernabei has been teaching kids to write in middle school and high school classrooms for more than thirty years. An author and an educator, Gretchen’s books include: Why We Must Run with Scissors; Reviving the Essay; Lightning in a Bottle (DVD); Ba-Da-Bing (DVD) Crunchtime, The Story of My Thinking, Fun-Size Academic Writing for Serious Learning and Grammar Keepers.

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