Teach Writing Well How to Assess Writing, Invigorate Instruction, and Rethink Revision
Ask great writers what the key to writing well is and they will tell you revision. Author Ruth Culham, both a successful writer and writing teacher, understands the challenges elementary teachers face when teaching writing and revision and now shares her knowledge in Teach Writing Well: How to Assess Writing, Invigorate Instruction, and Rethink Revision. Divided into two parts, Culham’s book provides ways to teach that are both accessible to the teacher and student. You will find techniques to assess writing that are practical, and results driven.
Inside you’ll discover:
- Culham’s traits of writing and how to use them to read and assess student work
- Ways to guide revision decisions using these traits as common language
- How to address challenges students may face within the different modes of writing (narrative, expository, and persuasive)
- Strategic lessons to teach the writer that scaffold students towards making their own craft decisions
- A chapter on mentor texts which can be used to model traits and key qualities for your students
Teach Writing Well pulls best practices together and shows writing with fresh eyes.