The Writing Teacher's Trouble Shooting Guide is intended as an efficient reference designed to provide a handful of quick, easily implemented ideas or nudging growth when students pause on the cusp of development or rest on a plateau of safety.
The 1970s' VW Beetle Owner's Manual found in the glove compartment of every Bug gave drivers security in knowing that whatever went wrong, there was always a quick fix to get them back on the road. The Writing Teacher's Troubleshooting Guide uses the same clear, concise format to offer practical ideas for helping students who may be out of gas, idling for too long,or just plain stuck in a rut. Lester and Reba first help you "notice and name" particular struggles that writers may have, identify possible causes, and then offer specific tools to nudge writers toward their next level of development. Their vast knowledge and appreciation for children's literature is showcased in the mentor texts they suggest to support your teaching. Don't let minor breakdowns stall your student's writing journey. With The Writing Teacher's Troubleshooting Guide in your back pocket, you'll always have a quick repair to keep them moving forward.