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Writing to Be Read

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"Writing to Be Read" is the high school version of "Telling Writing." This third edition reaffirms Ken Macrorie's continuing commitment to young writers, as well as the perennial popularity of "Writing to Be Read." Like all fine teachers, Macrorie has remained a student of his subject, and this book is informed by fresh classroom discoveries.

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Paperback, 287 pages
Published January 1st 1986 by Heinemann Educational Books (first published January 1st 1976)
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One of my colleagues from the Oklahoma Writing Project recommended this book to me. I found it difficult to read, but chock full of great teaching ideas. I will definitely come back to this book throughout the school year. One of my favorite little bits in this book is the apple test, i.e., Does your piece of writing pass the apple test? It does if your writing piece has a core, a skin, and is rounded. Neat, huh?
didn't think i would like this book, but really concrete strategies for sentence and paragraph-level editing. Loved the part about Hair and the Naked People.
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