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Best Practices in Writing Instruction,9781593854324

Best Practices in Writing Instruction

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/24/2007
Publisher(s): The Guilford Press


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. 

Author Biography

Steve Graham, EdD, is the Currey-Ingram Professor of Special Education and Literacy in the School of Education at Vanderbilt University. The editor of Exceptional Children, Dr. Graham is the recipient of the Career Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the Samuel A. Kirk Award from the CEC Division for Learning Disabilities, and the Distinguished Research Award from the Special Education Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.
Charles A. MacArthur, PhD, is Professor of Special Education and Literacy in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. He is coeditor of the Journal of Special Education.
Jill Fitzgerald, PhD, is Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the recipient of the American Educational Research Association's Outstanding Review of Research Award and (with George Noblit) the International Reading Association's Dina Feitelson Award for Research.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Best Practices in Writing Instructionp. 1
Designing Writing Programs
Writing Instruction in Engaging and Effective Elementary Settingsp. 13
Best Practices in Implementing a Process Approach to Teaching Writingp. 28
Best Narrative Writing Practices When Teaching from a Developmental Frameworkp. 50
Best Practices in Developing a Writing across the Curriculum Program in the Secondary Schoolp. 74
Strategies for Teaching and Learning
Writing Instruction for Young Children: Methods Targeting the Multiple Demands That Writers Facep. 101
Best Practices in Teaching Planningp. 119
Best Practices in Teaching Evaluation and Revisionp. 141
Improving Sentence Construction Skills through Sentence-Combining Practicep. 163
Best Practices in Spelling and Handwritingp. 179
Best Practices in Promoting Motivation for Writingp. 202
Best Practices in Using the Internet to Support Writingp. 222
Best Practices in Teaching Writing to Adolescentsp. 242
Best Practices in Writing Assessmentp. 265
Special Populations
What Is Sound Writing Instruction for Multilingual Learners?p. 289
Best Practices in Teaching Writing to Students with Special Needsp. 308
Indexp. 329
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