This exciting new resource offers a contemporary look at teaching writing strategies to 21st century students. The wealth of writing strategies are linked to research and theory and continually ask teachers to use problem solving and creative thinking to respond to the challenges of teaching writing in a global, computer-mediated society. Presenting best practices , this book makes it easy for teachers to help their students flourish as creative and proficient writers.
Two distinct characteristics make this resource unique. First, the author shares a variety of teaching strategies to promote successful writing with students from a wide range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Second, the author emphasizes the use of technology as a tool to facilitate all stages of writing and to enhance students’ writing as they access, retrieve, interpret and apply information in their written texts. .
Just a few key features…
· Focuses on using problem solving and creative thinking to engage children in writing by modeling high quality classroom instruction.
· Demonstrates teaching practices that are relevant to culturally and linguistically diverse populations both by example and discussion.
· Explains how to organize classrooms for writing instruction.
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"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 verypractical and powerful, research-based instructional model that will help to empower both teachers and their students."
Linda Gambrell, former President of the International Reading Association
“I am impressed with this book. I think it will be a valuable tool in educating pre-service teachers. The relevant examples will be very well received by the readers and instructors as they try to explain the theory behind important topics discussed in the text.”
Amy Thornburg, Queens University of Charlotte