Content-Area Writing: Every Teacher's Guide

Content-Area Writing: Every Teacher's Guide

Content-Area Writing: Every Teacher's Guide

There are three truths about teaching writing, one that's widely known, one that isn't, and one that will change your teaching forever:
  • the ability to write is essential for students in every subject area
  • writing is the most powerful and efficient tool that teachers have for helping students connect with content and deepen their understanding of it
  • every teacher, including you, is ready to coach middle and secondary writers successfully right now.
No matter what subject you teach, Content-Area Writing is for you, especially if you're juggling broad curriculum mandates, thick textbooks, and severe time constraints. It not only shows that incorporating carefully structured writing activities into your lessons actually increases understanding and achievement, but also proves how writing can save, not consume, valuable instructional time.
 
Following up on  Subjects Matter - the book that changed how tens of thousands of language arts, math, science, and social studies teachers use reading in their classrooms - Harvey Daniels, Steven Zemelman, and Nancy Steineke now present the most thorough and practical exploration available of writing in the subject areas. Content-Area Writing guides you strategically through the two major types of writing...

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