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The Art of Teaching Writing

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780435088095
Author(s): Lucy Calkins
Format: Paperback
Year: 1994
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
Dimensions: 189 x 235 x 33 (w x l x h)
Pages: 576
Pages: 5-10

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"An outstanding publication on the latest developments in writing instruction. " - Language Arts

When Lucy Calkins wrote the first edition of "The Art of Teaching Writing," the writing workshop was a fledgling idea, piloted by a few brave innovators. Now, as she brings us this new edition, the writing workshop is at the foundation of language arts education throughout the English-speaking world. This new edition, then, could easily have been a restatement, in grander, more confident tones, of the original classic. Instead, it is an almost entirely new book.

Clearly, during the time in which Calkins's original ideas have spread like wildfire, her focus has not been on articulating and defending those ideas, but on developing and rethinking them. Respecting and responding to the questions which have arisen as thousands of teachers establish writing workshops in their classrooms, and drawing upon the latest knowledge in the field and her own intimate understanding of classroom life, Calkins has re-thought every line and every facet of her original text.

In this new edition, Lucy has major new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading/writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, nonfiction writing and home/school connections. More than this, she has deepened her understanding of the writing process itself:

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