9780787980672

Because Writing Matters : Improving Student Writing in Our Schools

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787980672

  • ISBN10:

    0787980676

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-02-10
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Carl Nagin is a journalist, editor, and teacher. He has worked for the PBS series Frontline, and his articles have appeared in such national publications as The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Art and Antiques where his writing was nominated for a National Magazine Award. He taught writing at both the high school and college level for more than fifteen years as a faculty member at Harvard University and the New England Conservatory of Music.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
The Authors xi
Introduction Why Writing Matters 1(8)
Improving Student Writing: Challenges and Expectations
9(10)
Learning to Write
19(24)
Writing to Learn
43(14)
Professional Development
57(14)
Standards and Assessments for Writing
71(16)
What Administrators Can Do to Create Effective Writing Programs
87(18)
Notes 105(10)
Bibliography 115(8)
Index 123

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