The Big Book of Details
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The Big Book of Details

46 Moves for Teaching Writers to Elaborate

ISBN: 978-0-325-07766-6

by Rozlyn Linder

"The lessons in this book are organized to quickly unpack each detail move, explain when and why the strategy works, and share how I have taught it it my students."—Rozlyn Linder

Have you ever told a writer to add more details, only to see their writing get longer not better? That's why Roz Linder wrote The Big Book of Details. "To help our students use details and elaborate effectively," she writes, "we need to find out what they want their writing to do, and then show them explicit moves to make it happen."

The Big Book of Details provides an amazing array of resources including:

  • 46 ready-to-go strategy lessons on five types of elaboration
  • if-then charts that connect writers' needs to specific lessons
  • support for planning, conferring, whole-class instruction, and commercial writing programs.

Roz helps you share with students the detail moves that professional writers use. With numerous examples of her famous classroom charts, you'll help students master details that:

  • Describe: for people, places, and things
  • Dance: for showing action and sequencing events
  • Convince: for questions, persuasion, and arguments
  • Inform: for defining, comparing, and clarifying
  • Speak: for conversation and speech

Grades 3-8, 248 pages


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