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Because Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Our Schools, Revised Edition

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Because Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Our Schools, Revised Edition

National Writing Project, Carl Nagin

ISBN: 978-1-118-42967-9 June 2012 Jossey-Bass 144 Pages

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This updated edition of the best-selling book Because Writing Matters reflects the most recent research and reports on the need for teaching writing, and it includes new sections on writing and English language learners, technology, and the writing process.

Preface ix

The Authors xi

INTRODUCTION Why Writing Matters 1

ONE Improving Student Writing: Challenges and Expectations 9

TWO Learning to Write 19

THREE Writing to Learn 43

FOUR Professional Development 57

FIVE Standards and Assessments for Writing 71

SIX What Administrators Can Do to Create

Effective Writing Programs 87

Notes 105

Bibliography 115

Index 123

Updated to reflect most recent research and reports on the necessity for teaching writing. Includes new sections on Writing and English Language Learners and on Technology and the Writing Process
National Writing Project Learn more about the National Writing Project, their history, research, influence, and programs.
  1. The definitive guide to teaching writing effectively in schools
  2. Sponsored/authored by the nation's most respected organization concerned with writing in schools
  3. Updated to reflect most recent research and reports on the necessity for teaching writing .
  4. Includes new sections on Writing and English Language Learners and on Technoogy and the Writing Process.
  5. Recommendations are based on solid research and practices
  6. Action steps are priroitized from the easily-achieved to the larger and longer-term.