Powerful writing strategies for all students

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Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., Aug 30, 2007 - Education - 431 pages
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Finally--highly effective, field-tested strategies teachers can use to help elementary and middle school students who struggle with writing. A practical how-to follow-up to Graham and Harris's popular Writing Better, this book is just what educators need to advance all students' writing skills, whether students have learning disabilities or just need extra help. Teachers will get lesson plans that easily supplement their existing writing curriculum. From 20 to 50 minutes each, these lessons
- address types of writing that are key to academic success, such as writing reports and constructing essays for standardized tests
- help with every phase of the writing process, from planning to revising
- reinforce new skills through group and individual practice
- ensure that improvements are sustained by teaching students critical self-regulation skills they can use independently
- support effective instruction with step-by-step guidelines and optional scripts
- engage students with mnemonic devices
- include fun, photocopiable support materials, such as cue cards, picture prompts, sheets for graphing story parts, and charts for brainstorming and setting goals

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User Review  - Kathy McC - Goodreads

Blah! I found the writing program very laborious. However, the very last chapter of the book provided a new twist to the KWL strategy that I think that I will try. Read full review


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SelfRegulation and the Writing Process
Strategy for Enhancing Word Choice

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About the author (2007)

Harris is Distinguished Scholar-Teacher and Professor of Special Education at the University of Maryland, College Park.