Because Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Our Schools

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 28, 2012 - Education - 144 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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This book makes me think long and hard about how I approach teaching writing in my classroom. This is a book for those interested in enacting change in their school and in their classroom. It's a book of ideas, suggestions, and research. Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION Why Writing Matters
1
Challenges and Expectations
9
TWO Learning to Write
19
THREE Writing to Learn
43
FOUR Professional Development
57
FIVE Standards and Assessments for Writing
71
SIX What Administrators Can Do to Create
87
Notes
105
Bibliography
115
Index
123
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The National Writing Project (NWP) is a nationwide professional development program for teachers begun in 1974 at the University of California, Berkeley. Through its extensive network of teachers, the NWP seeks to promote exemplary instruction of writing in every classroom in America.

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.

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