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
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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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Mr. Graham, Contact me: I am the author of the most effective cursive teaching method—The Hanson Method. I have a Teacher Manual and Student Workbook. Written communication needs to be salvaged. Easy to learn and use, my method can salvage it. Ms. Hanson, 20-Year Third Grade Teacher, Consultant U. S. Department of Education, B. A. Education, M. A. Educational Administration. P. S. Mr. Graham, I saw your article Disappearing Act in National Geographic. Thank you for sounding the alarm. Let us not allow cursive to disappear!  

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A fantastic, comprehensive, and modern text.
One small correction (and this happens when printing links to online sources) - the link to the "poetry quest" on page 229 should be:
The link was changed after the printing of the book, and is not the fault of the authors or the publisher.


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