Teaching Adolescent Writers

In an increasingly demanding world of literacy, it has become critical that students know how to write effectively. From the requirements of standardized tests to those of the wired workplace, the ability to write well, once a luxury, has become a necessity. Many students are leaving school without the necessary writing practice and skills needed to compete in a complex and fast-moving Information Age. Unless we teach them how to run with it, they are in danger of being run over by a stampede—a literacy stampede.

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In an increasingly demanding world of literacy, it has become critical that students know how to write effectively. From the requirements of standardized tests to those of the wired workplace, the ability to write well, once a luxury, has become a necessity. Many students are leaving school without the necessary writing practice and skills needed to compete in a complex and fast-moving Information Age. Unless we teach them how to run with it, they are in danger of being run over by a stampede...read more

About the Author(s)

Kelly, a "baseballoholic" and a self-described expert at negotiating airports, is in his thirty-third year of teaching at the high school level.

He currently teaches at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1: Running with the Literacy Stampede
  • Chapter 2: Overcoming "The Neglected 'R'": Establishing a Time and a Place to Write
  • Chapter 3: Beyond the Grecian Urn: The Teacher as a Writing Model
  • Chapter 4: Elevating Student Writing: Using Real-World Models
  • Chapter 5: Beyond Fake Writing: The Power of Choice
  • Chapter 6: The Importance of Purpose and Audience
  • Chapter 7: Using Assessment to Drive Better Student Writing
  • A Closing Thought: The Literacy Stampede is Upon Us
  • Appendixes
  • Works Cited
  • Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-12
Media: 208 pp/paper
Year: 2005
Item No: 0422Item No: 0895Item No: B422
ISBN: 978-157110-422-9ISBN: 978-157110-895-1ISBN: 978-15711B-422-9

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