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Description - Writing Strategies That Work by Lori G. Wilfong

Learn the ten keys to effective writing instruction! In this dynamic book, bestselling author Lori G. Wilfong takes you through today's best practices for teaching writing and how to implement them in the classroom. She also points out practices that should be avoided, helping you figure out how to update your teaching so that all students can reach success.

You'll discover how to...

  • Make sure students have enough work in a genre before you assign writing
  • Develop thoughtful, short writing prompts that are "infinite" and not finite
  • Have students read and learn from master authors in the genre they are writing
  • Create a writing community so that writing is not an isolated activity
  • Use anchor charts and minilessons, along with rubrics and checklists
  • Implement revising strategies, not just editing strategies, taught in context
  • Use conferencing to grow students as thoughtful, reflective writers
  • Let narratives be personal and creative, focusing on details and imagery
  • Let informational writing explore a topic creatively and in depth
  • Let argument writing be situated in real-world application and not be limited to one-sided, "what-if" debates

Every chapter begins with an engaging scenario, includes the "why" behind the practice and how it connects to the Common Core, and clearly describes how implement the strategy. The book also contains tons of handy templates that you can reproduce and use in your own classroom. You can photocopy these templates or download them from our website at

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138812437
ISBN-10: 1138812439
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 182
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-May-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Lori G. Wilfong

Lori G. Wilfong is a former middle school language arts teacher, current Associate Professor in Middle Childhood Education at Kent State University, frequent conference presenter, and forever supporter of teachers working to weave literacy into their classrooms.

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