Best Practices in Writing Instruction

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Steve Graham, Charles A. MacArthur, Jill Fitzgerald
Guilford Press, Feb 24, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 340 pages
5 Reviews
Highly practical and accessible, this indispensable book provides clear-cut strategies for improving K-12 writing instruction. The contributors are leading authorities who demonstrate proven ways to teach different aspects of writing, with chapters on planning, revision, sentence construction, handwriting, spelling, and motivation. The use of the Internet in instruction is addressed, and exemplary approaches to teaching English-language learners and students with special needs are discussed. The book also offers best-practice guidelines for designing an effective writing program. Focusing on everyday applications of current scientific research, the book features many illustrative case examples and vignettes.

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Charles A. MacArthur, PhD, is Professor of Special Education in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. His major research interests include understanding writing development and difficulties, designing instruction for struggling writers, applying technology to support reading and writing, and understanding learning processes in inclusive classrooms. He is currently principal investigator of a federally funded research project investigating instruction in decoding and spelling for adult basic education students. He is editor of the "Journal of Special Education,"
Steve Graham, EdD, is the Curry Ingram Professor in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. His research has focused on identifying the factors that contribute to writing development and writing difficulties, developing and validating effective instructional procedures for struggling writers, and using technology to enhance writing performance. He is the former editor of "Contemporary Educational Psychology" and the current editor of "Exceptional Children," He is also the author, with Karen R. Harris, of "Writing Better" and "Making the Writing Process Work," and the coeditor, with H. Lee Swanson and Karen R. Harris, of the "Handbook of Learning Disabilities,"
Jill Fitzgerald, PhD, is Interim Dean and Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she has taught since 1979. Her primary research interests include literacy issues for multilingual learners and early literacy development in relation to literacy instruction reform efforts. She has received the American Educational Research Association's Outstanding Reviewof Research Award and (with George Noblit) the International Reading Association's Dina Feitelson Award for Research. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the "Journal of Educational Psychology," "Reading Research Quarterly," and "Contemporary Educational Psychology"

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