Write Through the Grades: Teaching Writing in Secondary Schools

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Portage & Main Press, 2007 - Education - 146 pages
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Write through the Grades -Teaching Writing in Secondary School is a practical, clearly organized, and insightful look at teaching writing in secondary schools (as well as middle schools). The book is targeted at teachers and others who are committed to making the writing experience meaningful and successful for teens. In this book, Robin Bright, - offers a fresh perspective based on four years of case studies of eight successful teen writers emphasizes the importance of process, fluency, and choice over traditional product-oriented approaches - offers an inside look at what teens value about writing and the kinds of support they find helpful in developing the craft of writing - provides examples of a writers workshop, which give teachers an authentic and useful model for working with young writers - includes step-by-step instructions that give teachersa solid base from which to begin writing instruction.
 

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Contents

Looking Back Looking Ahead
5
What Teens Tell Us
15
The Writers Workshop
37
Using The Writing Process
47
Assessing and Evaluating Student Writing
71
Ten Writing Assignments
81
Bibliography
143
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About the author (2007)

Robin Bright is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. She teaches undergraduate courses in language arts, reading, writing, and gender studies. Previously, Dr. Bright taught elementary school for ten years. She has written several books and numerous articles on learning to read and write. In her work as an educator, Dr. Bright provides student teachers and experienced teachers alike with stimulating professional development activities related to the literacy needs and interets of children, especially teens. She and her family enjoy reading and travelling together.

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