Brain-Friendly Strategies for Developing Student Writing Skills

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Corwin Press, Oct 14, 2008 - Education - 181 pages
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Brain-Friendly Strategies for Developing Student Writing Skills, Second Edition, offers teachers proven success tools for nurturing the writer in every student. These effective writing strategies are based on the five core propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the six features of effective instruction identified by the National Research Center on English Learning &BAD:amp; Achievement. Presented in a user-friendly format by a veteran language arts teacher and staff developer, this resource shows educators how to create a classroom environment that promotes writing across the curriculum while meeting the demands of district and national standards. The practical strategies, activities, classroom stories, student examples, and reflections in this book provide teachers with a comprehensive roadmap to developing confident and competent young writers. This revised edition includes a section on the learning brain, which provides information to help teachers share with their students how the amazing brain learns.

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Contents

Making Connections Across Instruction Curriculum and Life
17
Teaching Skills in Multiple Lesson Types
45
Integrating Test Preparation Into Instruction
61
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About the author (2008)

Anne Hanson is a doctor of educational leadership whose research study dealt with the psychological syndrome of burnout in the No Child Left Behind high-stakes testing workplace. A National Board Certified language arts teacher with over 20 years classroom experience, Hanson has worked as a peer evaluator, staff developer, and literacy coach for teachers and students.

Serving as the foundation for all her workshops is the research-based understanding of the emotional well-being necessary to succeed in the workplace, whether school or business. Hanson’s career-long advocacy for teachers and students has influenced the design of her workshops, which are as diverse as her audiences, who range from administrators and teachers to parents and students from K-12 to the college level.

Besides the first edition of Write Brain Write, Anne is the author of Visual Writing; “Writing” in The Praeger Handbook of Learning and the Brain; Wanted: Teachers for National Board Certification; and Thin Veils, a novel about deadly dieting.

Hanson’s awards and recognitions include Arizona Teacher of the Year finalist; Scottsdale Middle School Teacher of the Year; Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund scholar; New York Council for the Humanities scholar; and Arizona State University Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Award.