Write on track: a handbook for young writers, thinkers, and learners

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D.C. Heath and Co., 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 400 pages

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Contents

The of Learning Improving Your Redding
92
93 Reading Graphics
193
98 Using Strategies to Read New Words
198
Reading to Understand
200
Improving Vooobulorg ond Spelling
206
Building Vocabulary Skills
207
Dictionary of Prefixes Suffixes and Roots 224 Becoming a Better Speller
224
A History of the English Language
228
Getting Organized
263
Thinking Clearly _
268
Writing to Learn Math Improving Your Leorning Skills 276 B
274
Completing Assignments
277
Working in Groups
280
The Proofreaders
292
Checking Mechanics
306
Checking Your Spelling 3 14
318

Improving Speoking ond Listening
232
Learning to View
235
Learning to Listen
238
Performing Poems
240
Giving Short Talks
246
Learning to Interview
252
Telling Stories
259
Improving Your Thinking 262
262
Understanding Sentences
327
Understanding Oar Language
333
ALMANAC
342
Using Maps
350
Improving Math Skills
366
Improving Handwriting
379
Index
392
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About the author (1996)

Dave Kemper (M.A. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) taught secondary English for ten years and served as a writing tutor at the university level, with special attention given to ELL students. He is a coauthor of the award-winning Write Source writing handbooks for students from middle school to college. In addition, Kemper authored INSIDE WRITING, a writing program designed to help struggling students improve their writing skills. He has presented workshops nationwide on developing effective writing programs, strategies for struggling writers, and writing to learn. Kemper has also worked for Motorola, Inc., and contributes to a business-writing blog for UpWrite Press.

Patrick Sebranek (M.A. University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse) taught English, speech, and multimedia classes for sixteen years at Union Grove High School in Wisconsin. During that time, he served as the English department chair and worked on several district-wide projects, including a writing-across-the-curriculum program and a K-12 writing sequence. He has studied the works of James Moffett, Ken Macrorie, Linda Reif, Nancie Atwell, and many other contemporary educators dealing with writing and learning. Sebranek is an author and editorial director for the Write Source Educational Publishing House and works closely with teachers and educators on all new and revised handbooks and sourcebooks.