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Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Third Edition - Steve Graham

Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Third Edition

By: Steve Graham (Editor), Charles A. MacArthur (Editor), Michael A. Herbert (Editor)

Paperback Published: 31st December 2018
ISBN: 9781462537969
Number Of Pages: 416

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Well established as a definitive text--and now revised and updated with eight new chapters--this book translates cutting-edge research into effective guidelines for teaching writing in grades K–12. Illustrated with vivid classroom examples, the book identifies the components of a complete, high-quality writing program. Leading experts provide strategies for teaching narrative and argumentative writing; using digital tools; helping students improve specific skills, from handwriting and spelling to sentence construction; teaching evaluation and revision; connecting reading and writing instruction; teaching vulnerable populations; using assessment to inform instruction; and more.
New to This Edition
*Chapters on new topics: setting up the writing classroom and writing from informational source material.
*New chapters on core topics: narrative writing, handwriting and spelling, planning, assessment, special-needs learners, and English learners.
*Increased attention to reading–writing connections and using digital tools. 
*Incorporates the latest research and instructional procedures.
See also Handbook of Writing Research, Second Edition, edited by Charles A. MacArthur, Steve Graham, and Jill Fitzgerald, which provides a comprehensive overview of writing research that informs good practice.

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"This book thoughtfully answers the 'whys,' 'whats,' and 'how-tos' of effective writing instruction. Graduate students, general and special education teachers, and educational specialists will find the third edition packed with information to design and deliver a comprehensive writing curriculum. The book highlights evidence-based practices in the most important areas of writing instruction and assessment. New chapters on setting up the writing classroom and writing from sources fill in gaps from the second edition. Use this book in graduate literacy classes, school study groups, or individually to boost K-12 writing performance."--Natalie G. Olinghouse, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut

"This is the best book available on how to teach writing effectively. It draws on current research to provide a comprehensive framework and set of tools for teaching writing. Every chapter in the third edition is filled with up-to-date, useful instructional practices. This text will be invaluable to both the research and practice communities."--Joanna P. Williams, PhD, Professor Emerita of Psychology and Education, Teachers College of Columbia University

"Like its predecessors, the third edition is edited and written by scholar-practitioners who bring their vast research knowledge and rich experience working with students and schools to elevate the teaching of writing. Classroom teachers and teacher educators will appreciate the informative, readily applicable descriptions and recommendations offered in each chapter. The chapters on writing from source texts, writing to learn, digital writing tools, and assessment offer practical insights into some of the most complex aspects of K-12 writing instruction."--Gary A. Troia, PhD, CCC-SLP, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, Michigan State University

"Proficient writing is a competence that nowadays cannot be underestimated! Unfortunately, the teaching of writing still remains challenging for a majority of teachers throughout the world. This third edition provides necessary guidance and inspiration, and could not be more timely. Expert contributors report on the newest and most strongly supported instructional approaches for teaching writing from kindergarten through the secondary grades. The chapters are substantive, thorough, and research based, but at the same time accessible and practical. This volume is very well worth reading and translating into classroom practice."--Hilde Van Keer, PhD, Department of Educational Studies, Ghent University, Belgium

"The third edition of Best Practices in Writing Instruction takes the guesswork out of writing instruction by providing a blueprint of proven strategies that can be used immediately. For instance, the authors include suggestions for teaching students to master each writing genre, which is essential in today's classrooms. This book gives educators the knowledge to meet the needs of all students, including those who receive special education services. I recommend this book for undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher preparation courses, or as a resource for teachers who are interested in taking their instruction to the next level."--Stephen Ciullo, PhD, Special Education Program, Texas State University

ISBN: 9781462537969
ISBN-10: 1462537960
Audience: Primary / High School
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 31st December 2018
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition

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