Publication Date: June 30, 2013
Series: Language and Literacy Series
Backed by solid research, Writing Instruction That Works answers the following questions: What is writing instruction today and what can it be tomorrow? This up-to-date, comprehensive book identifies areas of concern for the ways that writing is being taught in today’s secondary schools. The authors offer far-reaching direction for improving writing instruction that assist both student literacy and subject learning. They provide many examples of successful writing practices in each of the four core academic subjects (English, mathematics, science, and social studies/history), along with guidance for meeting the Common Core standards. The text also includes sections on Technology and the Teaching of Writing and English Language Learners.
Arthur N. Applebee is a Distinguished Professor in the School of Education, University at Albany, State University of New York, and director of the Center on English Learning and Achievement (CELA). Judith A. Langer is Vincent O’Leary Distinguished Professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York, founder of the Albany Institute for Research in Education, director of CELA, and author of Envisioning Literature now in its second edition, and Envisioning Knowledge.
“Secondary teachers should consider this a ‘must.’”
“Read it today. Buy a copy for every educator you know.”
—Carol Jago, past president, National Council of Teachers of English
“If I had to recommend one book to a teacher, administrator, or professor to read about improving the teaching of writing in all content areas, this would be that book.”
—Jim Burke, bestselling author