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ISBN-10 0135016215ISBN-13 9780135016213
ISBN-10 0135135265ISBN-13 9780135135266
Author(s): Margaret A. Moore-Hart
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2010 Pages: 336

This exciting new writing methods text offers a contemporary look at teaching writing strategies to 21st century students . The plethora of writing strategies shared throughout this text are nlinked to research and theory and continually ask teachers to use problem solving and thinking to respond to the challenges of teaching writing in a global, computer-mediated society.  The best practices offered in this text will make it easy for teachers to help their students flourish as creative and proficient writers.    Two distinct characteristics make this text unique. First, the author shares experiences in successful writing with students from a wide range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.  Second, the author emphasizes the use of technology to facilitate all stages of writing and to help students access, retrieve, interpret and apply information to enhance what they write.  Rich authentic examples illustrate for readers how to capture students ' attention and engage them in the use of  contemporary writing tools.   In the words of Linda Gambrell, former President of the International Reading Association, "this text is a pleasure to read and it is filled with valuable ideas for improving writing instruction.   It will provide teachers, administrators, staff developers, and teacher educators with a very practical and powerful, research-based instructional model that will help to empower both teachers and their students."