Writing Across the Curriculum: Because All Teachers Teach Writing

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Portage & Main Press, 2005 - Education - 170 pages
As the amount of curriculum in today's classrooms expands and teaching time seems to shrink, teachers are finding that it makes sense to integrate content area and writing instruction. The author provides practical and helpful ideas for classroom teachers and content-area specialists to easily incorporate Writing Across the Curriculum in their classrooms.This comprehensive resource includes:student examples showing how writing regularly stimulates critical thinking and creativity in students activities that help students learn more content area information and improve their writing skills ideas to help teachers plan and organize content classes to include writing graphic organizers, templates, and mini-lessons that engage students in learning

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About the author (2005)

Shelley S. Peterson is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE/University of Toronto. A former classroom teacher, Shelley has written five books including Guided Writing Instruction: Strategies to Help Students Become Better Writers. She has written several articles based on her literacy research, and serves as the president of the Toronto Reading Council. Most recently, Shelley has been awarded the SSHRC Standard Grant for research in teaching writing in contemporary elementary and middle schools. Shelley's passion for writing and children's literature is evident in her writing, teaching, and professional development workshops.

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