Publication Date: July 10, 2011
In his latest book, Daniel Meier highlights the critical importance of integrating content and mechanics for successful and engaged writing at the K–4 level. Featuring the teaching philosophies and strategies of seven exemplary teachers, and a discussion of relevant research and theory, Meier provides a fresh, practical, and much-needed perspective on making writing meaningful and effective in the current standards-based era. Written by an experienced teacher and researcher, Teaching Children to Write will be of interest to both new and veteran teachers, as well as curriculum coordinators, literacy coaches, and researchers on children’s writing.
Daniel R. Meier is professor of elementary education at San Francisco State University and co-editor of Voices of Practitioners, an online journal solely devoted to publishing teacher research in early childhood education. His books include Here’s the Story, Learning from Young Children in the Classroom, Learning in Small Moments, Scribble Scrabble, and The Young Child’s Memory for Words.
“A unique look at a critical subject in teaching and professional development. It deepens our understanding of the process and opens up new possibilities for helping children become writers.”
"It's a real challenge to teach students writing mechanics while still allowing them to write creatively and passionately from their own unique perspectives. Daniel Meier's book is the tool I needed to inform my writing instruction."
—Bob Garrison, elementary school teacher