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Writing Better

Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties
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This book describes and explains a wide variety of techniques for helping students become better writers. The recommended writing strategies are good for all students, but are particularly helpful for children with learning disabilities and other struggling writers. These techniques have been developed and field tested over the past 25 years. The techniques utilize several mnemonic devices for helping struggling writers get their thoughts on paper. They include planning, editing, revising, and other self-regulation strategies. These devices are intended for students ages 8-12. This practical guidebook for teachers is written in clear, accessible language. It includes forms, worksheets, and tables for use in classroom writing exercises. It also includes before-and-after examples of student writing.
Introduction - The Power of Writing; ""Writing Uphill:"" Why Strategy; Instruction Is Important; ""Writing Is a Dog's Life:"" A Guide to; Writing Difficulties; How to Teach Writing Strategies; Self-Regulated Strategy Development; Writing Strategies That Can Be Applied Broadly; Please: A Paragraph Writing Strategy; Plans: A Goal Setting Strategy; Stop & List: Goal Setting, Brainstorming, and Organizing; The Peer Revising Strategy; The CDO Revising Strategy; Summarizing Written Text; Writing Strategies That Are Genre-Specific; Story Writing; Persuasive Writing; Writing Explanations; Writing a Comparison/Contrast Paper; Report Writing; Strategies for Self-Regulating Writing and the Writing Process; Self-Monitoring; Goal Setting; Making It Work; Guidelines for Implementing Writing Strategy Instruction; References; References for Quotes and Stories About Professional Writers, Other Adults, and Children
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