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Writing Better: Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties

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Whether they have learning disabilities or just need extra help, struggling writers can improve their skills dramatically if they get the detailed, explicit instruction they need. This practical guidebook shows elementary school teachers how to make this systematic instruction part of their classroom. Educators will find a wide range of specific strategies that include
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 22nd 2005 by Brookes Publishing (first published February 15th 2005)
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Jennifer
May 08, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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As a teacher of writing in a general education elementary classroom, I was interested in this title because so much of my writing instruction seems to slip through the hands of my capable students with learning disabilities. I watch them gather our mini-lesson discussions and ideas from the meeting area and carry them to their writing area where they carefully set them down on the table. As the pencil and paper come out though, something happens to that knowledge. It is like it rolls off the tab ...more
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Jul 14, 2009 Rebecca rated it liked it
This book was not poorly written, nor is it without credit. However, I found that for my uses and intentions it did not provide a lot of useful information or instruction.

I was given this book to read to prepare me for an intensive academic writing workshop with high school students. The workshop focused on the STOP "strategy" introduced in chapter 6 and the DARE "strategy" introduced in the persuasive writing section of the book.

The research in the first few chapters is relevant for all instr
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Main focus is writing difficulties, included examining the effectiveness of technology (i.e., word processing, spell checkers), strategic instruction designed to help struggling writers be more planful and reflective, and the teaching of the basic mechanics of writing (handwriting, spelling, and sentence construction). Learning disabilities are also an interest.
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