On-Your-Feet Guide: This Is Guided Writing

  • Title:On-Your-Feet Guide: This Is Guided Writing
  • Author:Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Diane Lapp, Kelly Johnson
  • Publication Date:April 2020
  • ISBN:9781544378596
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

In this easy-to-use but comprehensive guide to Guided Writing, teachers will learn what it is, how to prepare before, during and after a Guided Writing session, and how to assess it.

In this On-Your-Feet Guide, teachers will find:

  • Lesson outline included with “What the teacher says/does" and "What the student does" displayed side-by-side.
  • An If-Then chart that helps teachers troubleshoot common problems.
  • Both the why and the how of assessing students included.

On-Your-Feet Guides (OYFGs) provide you with the ultimate “cheat sheet” to implement effective change in your classroom while in the moment of teaching. Designed for accessibility, and providing step-by-step guidance, the OYFGs are written by experts who take research-based practices and make them doable for the busy teacher.

Each On-Your-Feet Guide is laminated, 8.5”x11” tri-fold (6 pages), and 3-hole punched.

Use the On-Your-Feet Guides

  • When you know the “what” but need help with the “how”
  • As a quick reference to support a practice you learned in a PD workshop or book
  • To learn how to implement foundational practices
  • When you want to help your students learn a specific strategy, routine, or approach, but aren’t sure how to do it yourself

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Author Bio

Douglas Fisher is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame and was honored as an exemplary leader by the Conference on English Leadership. He has published numerous articles on improving student achievement.

Nancy Frey is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University. Frey also teaches classes at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego. She is a recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Early Career Award from the Literacy Research Association. She has published many articles and books on literacy and instruction.

Diane Lapp is a distinguished Professor of Education in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University (SDSU), where she teaches both preservice and graduate courses in literacy education. Lapp’s major areas of research and instruction are issues related to struggling readers and writers, their families, and their teachers.

Kelly Johnson, a National Board–certified teacher, is a Common Core support teacher in the San Diego Unified School District, where she works in classrooms with teachers modeling how to implement Common Core strategies across disciplines and grades. She received the California Reading Association’s Constance McCullough Research Award for her study on assessment and diagnostic instruction.

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