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Strategic Writing: The Writing Process and Beyond in the Secondary English Classroom

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Author(s): Deborah Dean

Dean introduces postprocess theory to high school English teachers in a practical, classroom-based way. The book includes writing assignments, student writing samples, and resources.

Level(s): Secondary

ISBN/ISSN: 9780814147542

Stock No.: 47542


As teachers, we’ve moved beyond simply teaching the mechanics of writing to teaching writing as a process. From prewriting to initial draft and through peer review and revision, we’ve mastered the art of teaching the writing process. How can we take this approach a step further to foster a learning environment in which we teach not only the process of writing but also the strategies of writing so that our students can develop the ability to write effectively throughout their lives?

In this engaging, practical book, Deborah Dean shares her insights as a classroom teacher as she explains how to help your high school students approach writing tasks strategically, both in the classroom and in their lives outside of school. Through a variety of classroom practices, assignments, and lesson plans, you’ll discover innovative ways to teach writing, including sections on inquiry; on drafting with genre, audience, and purpose in mind; and on revising and refining the products of writing.

Along the way, Dean shares writing from her own life as a teacher, as well as work by her students, showing the powerful, authentic writing that can result when we learn to think strategically.
203 pp. 2006. Grades 9–12. ISBN 10: 0-8141-4754-2; ISBN 13: 978-0-8141-4754-2.

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