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Best Practices in Writing Instruction

ISBN-10: 1593854323
ISBN-13: 9781593854324
Edition: 2007
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Description: The contributors to this title demonstrate proven ways to teach different aspects of writing, such as planning, revision, sentence construction, handwriting, spelling, and motivation. The use of the Internet in instruction is also addressed as are  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 2/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

The contributors to this title demonstrate proven ways to teach different aspects of writing, such as planning, revision, sentence construction, handwriting, spelling, and motivation. The use of the Internet in instruction is also addressed as are approaches to teaching English-language learners and students with special needs.

Charles A. MacArthur, PhD, is Professor of Special Education in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. His major research interests include understanding writing development and difficulties, designing instruction for struggling writers, applying technology to support reading and writing, and understanding learning processes in inclusive classrooms. He is currently principal investigator of a federally funded research project investigating instruction in decoding and spelling for adult basic education students. He is editor of theJournal of Special Education. nbsp; Steve Graham, EdD, is the Curry Ingram Professor in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. His research has focused on identifying the factors that contribute to writing development and writing difficulties, developing and validating effective instructional procedures for struggling writers, and using technology to enhance writing performance. He is the former editor of nbsp;Contemporary Educational Psychologynbsp;and the current editor of nbsp;Exceptional Children. He is also the author, with Karen R. Harris, of nbsp;Writing Betternbsp;and nbsp;Making the Writing Process Work, and the coeditor, with H. Lee Swanson and Karen R. Harris, of the nbsp;Handbook of Learning Disabilities. nbsp; Jill Fitzgerald, PhD, is Interim Dean and Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she has taught since 1979. Her primary research interests include literacy issues for multilingual learners and early literacy development in relation to literacy instruction reform efforts. She has received 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. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the nbsp;Journal of Educational Psychology, nbsp;Reading Research Quarterly, and nbsp;Contemporary Educational Psychology nbsp;

Introduction: Best Practices in Writing Instruction
Designing Writing Programs
Writing Instruction in Engaging and Effective Elementary Settings
Best Practices in Implementing a Process Approach to Teaching Writing
Best Narrative Writing Practices When Teaching from a Developmental Framework
Best Practices in Developing a Writing across the Curriculum Program in the Secondary School
Strategies for Teaching and Learning
Writing Instruction for Young Children: Methods Targeting the Multiple Demands That Writers Face
Best Practices in Teaching Planning
Best Practices in Teaching Evaluation and Revision
Improving Sentence Construction Skills through Sentence-Combining Practice
Best Practices in Spelling and Handwriting
Best Practices in Promoting Motivation for Writing
Best Practices in Using the Internet to Support Writing
Best Practices in Teaching Writing to Adolescents
Best Practices in Writing Assessment
Special Populations
What Is Sound Writing Instruction for Multilingual Learners?
Best Practices in Teaching Writing to Students with Special Needs
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