Learning to Write with Purpose

Learning to Write with Purpose

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Communicating ideas and information is what makes writing meaningfula€”yet many upper elementary and middle school students write in a vacuum, without considering the aims of their writing or the needs of their readers. This highly informative, teacher-friendly book presents a fresh perspective on writing instruction along with practical methods for the classroom. Teachers learn ways to promote the skills and strategies needed to write and revise effectively in a range of genres: personal narratives, fiction, and poetry; persuasive, explanatory, and qhow-toq writing; and writing for high-stakes tests. Special features include vivid classroom vignettes, examples of student work, evaluation guidelines, and suggested qmentor textsq that model different genres.When students read hobby or special-interest magazines, they may react to a particular article and write a letter to the editor ... To Persuade Although we encourage letters to the editor about a local issue of concern to students, students mayanbsp;...

Title:Learning to Write with Purpose
Author:Karen Kuelthau Allan, Mary C. McMackin, Erika Thulin Dawes, Stephanie A. Spadorcia
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2013-11-07


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