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Graves, Donald H.

Works: 79 works in 208 publications in 3 languages and 9,963 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Biography  Juvenile works  Poetry  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Other
Classifications: LB1576, 372.623
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald H Graves
Writing : teachers and children at work by Donald H Graves( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, p, e, i, t
A fresh look at writing by Donald H Graves( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes techniques that teachers can use to increase their students' appreciation for writing and offers a detailed, week-by-week description of fourteen sessions designed to improve students' writing and reading skills
Breaking ground : teachers relate reading and writing in the elementary school( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended for reading teachers, this book of articles about reading and writing was written by teachers who intended to ask new questions about reading instruction. It bases its practice on a teaching philosophy in which teachers expect their students to work together, not segregated into proficiency groups. The first section contains articles about teaching young children to read and write and includes the following methods of instruction: letting children "improve" stories by changing or combining them, using children's writing as the beginning impetus and primary instrument for their instruction in learning to read, and using reading to monitor writing. The second section focuses on extending writing across the curriculum, fostering an appreciation of the role of reading in early writing, developing basic skills, immersion in reading about history as preparation for writing, and the simultaneous development of reading and writing skills of migrant children. The third section deals with the concern for the inner life, the power and play of fiction, and interviewing. In the fourth section, general principles discussed include developing the language facility of children by eliminating the separation between reading and writing, ways to encourage self direction in reading, teaching skills, and the reader's audience. (El)
Build a literate classroom by Donald H Graves( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Build a Literate Classroom is about making reading/ writing decisions in your own classroom. You learn how you and the children can work together to improve learning. The Actions encourage you to rethink learning and change your use of time so children can be lifelong readers and writers. You and the children learn how to organize the classroom, shorten conferences, keep records, work with skills, conduct mini-lessons, and systematically evaluate progress. The book is rich with specific approaches and suggestions you can use to uncover children's potential
Portfolio portraits by Donald H Graves( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers unique portraits of portfolio keepers - from first graders to university sophomores and graduate students, from teachers in graduate classes to administrators in public schools-as they learn how to use portfolios, and the reader views that learning process
Write from the start : tapping your child's natural writing ability by Donald H Graves( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a seminal classroom research project directed by Dr. Donald Graves, as well as on the experiences of numerous children, teachers, parents, and researchers around the world, this book shows what can happen when teachers and parents realize that every child can write. Although the book is the result of a collaboration, the two authors have chosen to preserve their separate voices: Virginia Stuart tells the story of the children who have discovered the joys of writing, and of the parents and teachers who have helped them make that discovery. Drawing on his years of experience as a researcher, educator, and parent, Donald Graves adds a running commentary as that story unfolds, and his remarks appear throughout the book, indented and in italics. Among the observations in the book are (1) how parents and teachers can work together to improve writing instruction in the schools, (2) ways for parents to encourage their children's interest in reading and writing at home, (3) the social and intellectual climate that enhances children's natural desire to learn, (4) how children's writing reveals the information that parents and teachers need to help them learn, (5) how the splinter-skill "component approach" to teaching so prevalent in schools today actually hinders growth, and (6) how teachers have discovered their own writing abilities for the first time while working with young writers. (Hth)
Investigate nonfiction by Donald H Graves( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book "builds on what children already can do. In this book you will see how the various nonfiction genres extend from children's use of oral language. Children interview, record data, make early reports, read information sources, and examine the world around them. The emphasis in this volume is on how to help children report on what they know in a voice that sounds like them."--Back cover
A researcher learns to write : selected articles and monographs by Donald H Graves( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiment with fiction by Donald H Graves( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, p, e, i, s, t
Discover your own literacy by Donald H Graves( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover Your Own Literacy begins with a look at some teachers who combine their own explorations in literacy with their students' and then invites you to experiment with your own writing, reading, listening, and learning. Specific actions help you make the transition from basals to trade books, abolish reading groups, and discover learning episodes with children. The book concludes with ways you can build personal literacy into your busy professional life
Donald Graves in Australia : "Children want to write-- " by R. D Walshe( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The articles in this collection are intended to present a detailed picture of the work of Donald Graves and his associates at the Writing Process Laboratory (wpl) of the University of New Hampshire. The introduction provides an overview of the work of Graves and examines his views of beginning writing, writing conferences, revision, audience, and the role of writing in learning. The remainder of the book consists of the following articles prepared by staff at the wpl: (1) "Patterns of Child Control of the Writing Process," by Graves; (2) "The Researcher Who Watches Children Write," by Susan Sowers; (3) "kds cn rit sunr thn we thingk," by Sowers; (4) "Writing Taps a New Energy Source: The Child," by Lucy McCormick Calkins; (5) "What Children Show Us about Revision," by Graves; (6)"Children Learn the Writer's Craft," by Calkins; (7) "One Child, One Teacher, One Classroom," by Barbara Kamler; (8) "When Children Want to Punctuate," by Calkins; (9) "Making Time for Writing," by Judith E. Egan; (10) "Who Says Children Can't Write the First Week?" By Mary Ellen Giacobbe; and (11) "Revision: In Writer's Workshop and Classroom," by Graves and Donald M. Murray. (Fl)
The energy to teach by Donald H Graves( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents his findings based on extensive interviews which began with the following questions: "What gives you energy, what takes energy away, and what, for you, is a waste of time?"--Cover
Explore poetry by Donald H Graves( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bring life into learning : create a lasting literacy by Donald H Graves( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book's philosophical underpinnings will resonate with teachers, and they will applaud its practicality. Each chapter includes several "Actions" designed to bring the human aspect of various disciplines center stage while teaching essential learning skills. There are sample scripts for historical role plays, charts for delineating characters' motivation, art exercises, interview scripts, lists for recording personal observations on science and nature, and more."--Jacket
Testing is not teaching : what should count in education by Donald H Graves( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and French and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 22 essays, Don Graves shows how testing encroaches on teacher freedom; considers how narrow standards can actually reduce student achievement; asks questions that can help teachers to cope with these new restrictions; and discusses practices that support humane teaching in a testing environment
Teaching day by day : 180 stories to help you along the way by Donald H Graves( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseball, snakes, and summer squash : poems about growing up by Donald H Graves( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author takes an unsentimental look at his childhood in this collection of poems for young people
Balance the basics : let them write by Donald H Graves( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is one of a series of papers presented to a continuing in-house seminar on learning sponsored by the Ford Foundation. The paper reports on several schools where writing and individual expression are valued, identifies one approach to the teaching of writing, and addresses two central questions underlying the crisis of writing in the United States: Is it important to write? And, if so, why don't we write? The first question is answered affirmatively in the first section of the paper with the reasons that writing contributes to intelligence, develops initiative, and is often the means to a personal breakthrough in learning. The second section of the paper discusses the second question and offers such reasons for our failure to write as inadequate preparation of teachers to teach writing and too little concern for the individual development of the learners themselves. The third section proposes the process-conference approach to teaching writing as a proven, workable way to reverse the decline of school writing. This method is described as one in which teachers help students by initiating brief, individual conferences during the process of writing, rather than by assigning topics in advance of writing and making extensive corrections after the writing is finished. (Aea)
A sea of faces : the importance of knowing your students by Donald H Graves( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a Sea of Faces Don returns to the theme of knowing your students. With a personal vision, and his hopeful touch, Graves offers reflections on the vital importance of knowing each child as a unique individual and important insights on how to do it. A Sea of Faces is both an idea book and a meditation on children and learning. It describes how to create new opportunities to understand your students better. Don includes exercises that will sharpen your ability to observe children and get to know them as individuals - not just students - as well as seventy poems, written by Don himself, that model the writing of poetry as a new and powerful way to express what you know about the kids in your classroom. There's even a website where you can listen to Don reading his poems and experience them as they are meant to be heard, straight from the author."--Jacket
Inside writing : how to teach the details of craft by Donald H Graves( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD-ROM contains: Commentary tracks, authors discussions, teacher demonstrations of their writing process
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Australia Boys Children's poetry, American Children's writings, American Children--Reading Children--Writing Classroom environment Clay, Marie M Content area reading Creative writing (Elementary education) Education Education--Aims and objectives Educational tests and measurements Education--Biographical methods Educators Effective teaching English language--Composition and exercises English language--Composition and exercises--Research English language--Composition and exercises--Study and teaching English language--Composition and exercises--Study and teaching (Elementary) English language--Composition and exercises--Study and teaching (Preschool) English language--Rhetoric--Study and teaching English language--Study and teaching English language--Study and teaching (Elementary) English teachers--Training of Fiction--Study and teaching (Elementary) Fiction--Technique--Study and teaching (Elementary) Graves, Donald H Interaction analysis in education Language arts Language arts (Elementary) Language arts--Correlation with content subjects Learning Letter writing Poetry--Authorship--Study and teaching (Elementary) Poetry--Study and teaching (Elementary) Portfolios in education Reading Reading (Elementary) Reading readiness Report writing--Study and teaching Report writing--Study and teaching (Elementary) Report writing--Study and teaching--Research Students--Rating of Teachers as authors Teachers--Job satisfaction Teachers--Psychology Teacher-student relationships Teaching United States
Writing : teachers and children at work
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Graves, Donald.

Graves, Donald H.

English (126)

Spanish (9)

French (1)

A fresh look at writingBuild a literate classroomPortfolio portraitsInvestigate nonfictionA researcher learns to write : selected articles and monographsExperiment with fictionDiscover your own literacyThe energy to teach