Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Writing and Common Core

This fine book on writing instruction will soon have a second edition. If you are looking for a good guide for supporting teachers on writing, this is the book I would turn to now. In this new edition there is a lot more common core relevant information, including a chapter that I wrote about "writing about text." For some reason I struggled to write this chapter, but yesterday I read the page proofs and I was happy with it. It provides guidance on all the ways that common core connects reading and writing: summarizing, modeling, analysis/critical response, and synthesis. It should be out soon and for those who have been looking for common core writing help this text should do it.

NEW FROM THE GUILFORD PRESS        A Major Revision!
Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition
Edited by Steve Graham, EdD, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University; Charles A. MacArthur, PhD, School of Education, University of Delaware; and
Jill Fitzgerald, PhD, MetaMetrics, Inc., and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Publication Date: April 2013
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 448
Size: 6" x 9"
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-4625-1008-5
Paperback Price: $40.00 tentative/short discount
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-4625-1009-2
Hardcover Price: $65.00 tentative/short discount
E-book (ePUB Format): ISBN 978-1-4625-1010-8
E-book Publication Date: April 2013
Prior edition cloth ISBN: 978-1-59385-433-1
Prior edition paper ISBN: 978-1-59385-432-4
Website Category: EDUCATION: Literacy
Subject Areas/Keywords: assessments, CCSS, Common Core State Standards, composition, curriculum, elementary, English language learners, literacy, methods, response to intervention, RTI, secondary, struggling writers, teaching, writing difficulties, writing instruction, writing programs
Grade Range Addressed: K to 12
Internal Code: F
Date Issued: January 15, 2013

"This second edition, with chapters written by prominent researchers, shares the latest evidence-based practices in writing instruction and assessment. Literacy teachers and teacher educators will benefit from coverage of hot topics in writing, including the CCSS, writing instruction in a response-to-intervention framework, and teaching English language learners. This is a book for multiple audiences—educators can use the content to build a research-based writing program, while college and university instructors will find it a 'must have' for their courses."—Natalie G. Olinghouse, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut

"The book provides a thorough and incisive consideration of new and effective practices in writing instruction, giving timely attention to the CCSS. This is a rich source for current research and best practice guidelines that is sure to be of interest to people engaged in all aspects of writing instruction, including teaching, curriculum development, assessment, and research. It is a valuable text for both graduate and undergraduate courses."—Joanna P. Williams, PhD, Department of Human Development, Teachers College, Columbia University

"Designed to drive classroom practice, this book has the potential to revolutionize how writing is taught in today's schools and classrooms. The editors and contributors describe how instruction should evolve to meet the writing standards of the CCSS. The volume also addresses important writing skills and processes that are not addressed in the CCSS but are necessary for a balanced, comprehensive writing program. It distills a dense body of research into a highly readable synthesis of what is core and critical to K–12 writing instruction. For current or aspiring teachers—as well as administrators whose responsibilities include leading, supporting and developing teachers—this is a 'must read.'"—Catherine D'Aoust, MS, Co-Director, University of California, Irvine Writing Project

"This edited volume makes a sound argument, based in empirical research, for adopting process approaches to writing instruction and involving learners in such an approach from early on. Furthermore, the contributing authors provide sound rationales and practical advice for focusing student attention and instruction on global concerns of audience, purpose, and communication."
Reading and Writing (on the first edition)

An indispensable teacher resource and course text, this book presents evidence-based practices for helping all K–12 students develop their skills as writers. Every chapter draws clear connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Leading authorities describe how to teach the skills and strategies that students need to plan, draft, evaluate, and revise multiple types of texts. Also addressed are ways for teachers to integrate technology into the writing program, use assessment to inform instruction, teach writing in the content areas, and tailor instruction for English language learners and struggling writers. Helpful case examples are featured throughout.

 New to This Edition
*Revised and expanded to address the CCSS.
*Incorporates the latest research and instructional procedures.
*Chapters on teaching argumentative and informative writing.
*Chapters on college and career readiness, writing to learn, writing about texts, and response to intervention.

> Major revision of an acclaimed, successful work—more than 80% new material.
> Incorporates crucial, detailed new content on the CCSS (K–12).
> Nine new chapters.
> Cases, figures, and teaching strategies add utility for  professional development and text use.

K–12 classroom teachers, literacy specialists and coaches, and teacher educators.

Serves as a text in undergraduate- and graduate-level courses on writing instruction.

I. Designing Writing Programs
1. Designing an Effective Writing Program, Steve Graham and Karen R. Harris
2. Writing Instruction in Preschool and Kindergarten, David L. Coker, Jr.
3. Best Practices in Teaching Writing for College and Career Readiness, Dolores Perin
II. Types and Purposes of Writing
4. A Developmental Approach to Teaching Narrative Composition, Anne McKeough
5. Best Practices in Teaching Argumentative Writing, Ralph P. Ferretti and William E. Lewis
6. Best Practices in Teaching Informative Writing from Sources, George E. Newell, Jennifer VanDerHeide, and Melissa Wilson
7. Best Practices in Writing to Learn, Perry D. Klein and Amy Meichi Yu
III. Strategies for Teaching and Learning in Writing
8. Best Practices in Teaching Planning for Writing, Cindy Lassonde and Janet C. Richards
9. Best Practices in Teaching Evaluation and Revision, Charles A. MacArthur
10. Best Practices in Sentence Construction Skills, Bruce Saddler
11. Best Practices in Spelling and Handwriting, Bob Schlagal
12. Best Practices in Promoting Motivation for Writing, Pietro Boscolo and Carmen Gelati
13. Best Practices in Using Technology to Support Writing, Rachel Karchmer-Klein
14. Best Practices in Writing about Text, Timothy Shanahan
15. Best Practices in Writing Assessment for Instruction, Robert C. Calfee and Roxanne Greitz Miller
IV. Special Populations
16. Best Practices in Teaching Writing to English Learners: Reducing Constraints to Facilitate Writing Development, Carol Booth Olson, Robin Scarcella, and Tina Matuchniak
17. Writing Instruction within a Response-to-Intervention Framework: Prospects and Challenges for Elementary and Secondary Classrooms, Gary A. Troia

Pietro Boscolo, PhD, Department of Developmental and Socialization Psychology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
Robert C. Calfee, PhD, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford , California
David L. Coker, Jr., EdD, School of Education, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Ralph P. Ferretti, PhD, School of Education, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Carmen Gelati, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Steve Graham, EdD, Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Karen R. Harris, EdD, Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Rachel Karchmer-Klein, PhD, School of Education, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Perry D. Klein, PhD, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Cindy Lassonde, PhD, Department of Elementary Education and Reading, State University of New York at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York
William E. Lewis, PhD, School of Education, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Charles A. MacArthur, PhD, School of Education, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Tina Matuchniak, MA, PhD candidate, School of Education, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
Anne McKeough, PhD, Professor Emerita, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Roxanne Greitz Miller, EdD, Graduate School of Education, Chapman University, Orange, California
George E. Newell, PhD, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Carol Booth Olson, PhD, School of Education, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
Dolores Perin, PhD, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York
Janet C. Richards, PhD, College of Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Bruce Saddler, PhD, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York
Robin Scarcella, PhD, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
Bob Schlagal, PhD, Department of Language, Reading, and Special Education, Reich College of Education, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
Timothy Shanahan, PhD, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Gary A. Troia, PhD, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Jennifer VanDerHeide, MEd, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Melissa Wilson, PhD, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Amy Meichi Yu, BS, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Steve Graham, EdD, is the Warner Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. A current editor of the Journal of Writing Research, he has received many awards, including the Career Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children, and is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association. The author or editor of numerous books on writing instruction, he is coeditor of the Guilford series What Works for Special-Needs Learners. His research focuses on identifying the factors that contribute to writing development and writing difficulties, developing and validating effective instructional procedures for teaching writing, and the use of technology to enhance writing performance.

Charles A. MacArthur, PhD, is Professor of Special Education and Literacy in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. He served as coeditor of the Journal of Special Education and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. His major research interests include writing development and instruction for struggling writers, adult literacy, development of self-regulated strategies, and applications of technology to support reading and writing. Dr. MacArthur has published over 100 articles and book chapters and several books, including the Handbook of Writing Research (coedited with Steve Graham and Jill Fitzgerald).

Jill Fitzgerald, PhD, is Distinguished Research Scientist at MetaMetrics in Durham, North Carolina, and Professor Emerita at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is currently Adjunct Research Professor in the School of Education. She is a recipient of the American Educational Research Association's Outstanding Review of Research Award and the International Reading Association's Dina Feitelson Research Award, and is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame. Her research interests center on literacy issues for multilingual learners and understanding text complexity. With more than 100 publications, Dr. Fitzgerald is associate editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals.

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