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The Write Direction: A New Teacher's Practical Guide to Teaching Writing and Its Application to the Workplace

The Write Direction: A New Teacher's Practical Guide to Teaching Writing and Its Application to the Workplace
Author: Fred S. Wolff - Lynna Garber Kalna
ISBN 13: 9780205570331
ISBN 10: 20557033
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-01-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
List Price: $41.00


The Write Direction:  A New Teacher’s Practical Guide to Teaching Writing

and Its Application to the Workplace, 1e

Fred S. Wolff - Lynna Garber Kalna


Connect classroom writing instruction to the world we live in. 


The Write Direction is an innovative and lively guide for new and prospective teachers on how to teach writing and build those important connections between classroom writing and writing for the corporate world. Based on the authors’ belief that students need to explore and practice writing assignments that better prepare them for the working world, this book empowers teachers with a basic foundation to teach writing successfully and includes specific activities and strategies for improving their writing instruction. The result is a unique resource that examines the importance of teacher as writer, classroom environment, writing process, and six traits of writing; and how teachers can effectively implement these concepts to develop competent and confident writers for life.



What educators are saying about The Write Direction 

“I would whole-heartedly recommend this book. I think that it is especially useful to beginning teachers because it incorporates into one place the wealth of expertise and experience a teacher needs to be effective. It takes lots of reading, years of experience and loads of training to attain the levels of these authors’ understanding.” —Coby Troidl, North Collins CSD, North Collins,NY


“I don’t know of another book that addresses [these] same issues. [The Write Direction] gives teachers a lot to think about in terms of teaching the principles and practice of good writing without being prescriptive. Good writing in school leads to better learning and higher grades therefore more opportunity. This is a message that all teachers need to get.”  —Clare Oderman, Cedar Park Middle School, Portland, OR



Fred Wolff worked in public schools for 24 years, 19 years as a classroom teacher.  For the past eight years he has helped teachers across the U.S. and in numerous international schools improve student writing.  Wolff is a recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award from the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and of a Fulbright Program scholarship to study in Japan. He most recently wrote and co-produced an hour-long documentary about Holocaust survivors in his home state of New Hampshire. 


Lynna Garber Kalna has a unique balance of 30 years’ experience in the academic and corporate worlds, including teaching in the K-12 public school system and at a private college, as well as working as an educational consultant, freelance magazine writer, and corporate trainer. Kalna, who has received numerous awards including Professor of Merit and Professor of Distinction, serves as a keynote speaker for various organizations.