Teaching writing: Effective approaches for the middle years

Tessa Daffern (Editor), Noella M. Mackenzie (Editor)

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In the 21st century, writing is more important than at any other time in human history. Yet much of the emphasis in schooling has been on reading, and after the early years, writing skills have been given less attention. Internationally, too many children are leaving school without the writing skills they need to succeed in life. The evidence indicates that students rarely develop proficiency as writers at school without effective teacher instruction. Teaching Writing offers a comprehensive approach for the middle years of schooling, when the groundwork should be laid for the demanding writing tasks of the senior school and the workplace. Teaching Writing outlines evidence-based principles of writing instruction for upper primary students and young adolescents. It presents strategies that are ready for adoption or adaptation, and exemplars to assist with designing and implementing writing lessons across the middle years of school. With contributions from leading literacy educators, Teaching Writing is an invaluable resource for primary teachers, secondary teachers, and in pre-service teacher education.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCrows Nest, NSW
PublisherAllen & Unwin
Number of pages366
ISBN (Electronic)9781760873684
ISBN (Print)9781760528928
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020


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