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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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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introduction Why Writing Matters
Challenges and Expectations
tWO Learning to Write

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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.