Because writing matters : improving student writing in our schools / National Writing Project and Carl Nagin.Material type: BookSeries: Jossey-Bass education series: Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2006Edition: Rev. and updated ed.Description: xi, 129 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0787980676 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780787980672 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching -- United StatesDDC classification: 808.042071073 Online resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description | Contributor biographical information | Table of contents
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-122) and index.
Why writing matters -- Improving student writing : challenges and expectations -- Learning to write -- Writing to learn -- Professional development -- Standards and assessments for writing -- What administrators can do to create effective writing programs.
This book addresses an important but long-overlooked area of educational reform-the need to improve the teaching and practice of writing. Sponsored by the nation's most respected organization concerned with writing in schools, Because Writing Matters shows what school leaders, teachers, and other educators need to do to develop effective writing programs at all grade levels. It offers action steps prioritized from the easily achieved to the larger and longer term, and has been newly updated to reflect the most recent research and educational priorities. The National Writing Project (Berkeley, CA) is a nationwide professional development program for teachers. Carl Nagin (Berkeley, CA), a former staff reporter for the PBS series Frontline is a freelance writer and investigative journalist who has written for the New York Times and the New Yorker.