A Place to Share for Writers and Teachers
Yes! This is my second year to use the "Gretchen Way" and I am HOOKED for life! Her book Crunchtime is amazing (and so easy to read) as well! She has a lot of resources here on the ning too. Barry Lane is similar (they really work together a lot), so his stuff his amazing and fun too. I only teach ELLs, so I know this stuff works--like magic! You will be amazed at the incredible writing that pours out! Have fun, and let me know if you have questions!! :)
Manuel Garces Jr. said:
Check out Gretchen Bernabei's "Reviving the Essay: How to Teach Structure Without Formula". It's loaded with ELL-friendly lessons, exercises and student samples. Gretchen's website http://www.trailofbreadcrumbs.net/ also contains free resources that are available for download! You can also talk to her here on discoverwriting. Good luck!