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ISBN-10 0132736381ISBN-13 9780132736381
ISBN-10 0132690047ISBN-13 9780132690041
Author(s): William Strong
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 216

From one of America’s most respected writing professors–practical, motivating strategies for making writing a tool for learning, and for integrating it into content area instruction. This resource helps new and veteran teachers work smarter, not harder. Prompted by a “near-total neglect of writing” in content areas outside English, and drawing on the work of expert teachers, Bill Strong shows how write-for-insight coaching strategies enhance content learning. The clear, personal voice of the book–coupled with its rich examples–has made the first edition a “thumbs-up” favorite with National Writing Project sites across the nation. Early chapters of the book show how expressive writing can spark active learning; the later chapters demonstrate how public writing can extend student knowledge, preparing students for future success in academic and employment arenas. Written by a masterful teacher of teachers, the book’s friendly, thought-provoking style is appropriate for both in-service and pre-service teachers in diverse disciplines.