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ISBN-13 9780133439021ISBN-10 013343902X
ISBN-10 0133136353ISBN-13 9780133136357
Author(s): Mary L. Warner; Jonathan H. Lovell
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 264

From veteran teachers—here are authentic, proven practices in the teaching of writing, grades 7–12, and integrating Common Core State Standards within a comprehensive English Language Arts curriculum. 

Middle and high school teachers share their practices, along with samples of student writing that confirm the value of their pedagogy.

This is a book for teachers, by teachers, about teaching writing. In it, veteran teachers assert that writing, especially if it is authentic, must be taught comprehensively and not segmented into distinct measurable skills. An ideal guide for those who have not had access to professional development in teaching writing, the book gives readers the benefit of hearing first hand from real people teaching real students—teachers who have great credibility and knowledge about teaching writing, plus the “evidence” of their success as shown in their students’ writing samples.

In this unique book, middle and high school teachers share their best practice and share samples of student writing that confirms the value of their pedagogy. In addition to presenting detailed, specific pedagogy appropriate for seventh grade, eighth grade, and high school students, the book also addresses a wide range of students, including English Language Learners and reluctant writers and readers. The teacher/writers demonstrate authentic and comprehensive pedagogy and incorporate the Common Core State Standards into their presentations.

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