Because writing matters: improving student writing in our schools

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Jossey-Bass, Feb 10, 2006 - Education - 129 pages
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This updated edition of the best-selling book Because Writing Matters reflects the most recent research and reports on the need for teaching writing, and it includes new sections on writing and English language learners, technology, and the writing process.

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Excellent book on the importance of writing. - Goodreads
A great reminder of why writing matters. - Goodreads
Excellent text, but only if you teach writing. - Goodreads

Review: Because Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Our Schools

User Review  - Kurt - Goodreads

32. Because Writing Matters, by Nagin. 102 pages. This is an ed research book I read for some committee work. Excellent text, but only if you teach writing. *** Three stars. Read full review

Review: Because Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Our Schools

User Review  - Aruna Kumar Gadepalli - Goodreads

This is good for teachers, educators, particularly schools relaed. Though this book is written based on the research and work experience various suggestions are helpful. Read full review

Contents

introduction Why Writing Matters
1
Challenges and Expectations
9
tWO Learning to Write
19
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Carl Nagin is a journalist, editor, and teacher. He has worked for the PBS series Frontline, and his articles have appeared in such national publications as The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Art and Antiques where his writing was nominated for a National Magazine Award. He taught writing at both the high school and college level for more than fifteen years as a faculty member at Harvard University and the New England Conservatory of Music.