Cracking Open the Author’s Craft (Revised): Teaching the Art of Writing
By observing the deep study of one book, teachers will learn how to explore any text with a greater appreciation for and understanding of author’s craft, which they can use to support students’ development as writers. Fifteen ready-to-use mini-lessons introduce students to techniques and literary elements they can use to craft their own writing. The companion website features videos of best-selling author, Lester L. Laminack, demonstrating how writers can work with both audible and visual craft. The companion site also includes downloadable forms and guidelines teachers can use with their students to explore writer’s craft.