Write Now & Write On, Grades 6-12: 37 Strategies for Authentic Daily Writing in Every Content Area

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Corwin Publishers
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10.9 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 1.65 pounds

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About the Author

Rebecca G. Harper, Ph.D. is an associate professor of literacy at Augusta University. She has served as an invited speaker and keynote for a variety of literacy conferences and has delivered literacy professional development sessions across the country. Her research interests include sociocultural theory and critical literacy and content and disciplinary literacy. She resides in Aiken, SC with her husband, Will, and children, Amelia, Macy Belle, and Vin.

As Harper points out, writing is a superpower of the twenty-first century. If we want our children to flourish long-term, we must teach them to write. I am grateful that in this book I′m given a host of fresh ideas for getting my students writing purposefully and often. I′ll keep this one very close to my planning desk.--Dave Stuart Jr.
You will want to have a full stack of sticky notes when you open up this book. It is full of practical strategies that will add not only purpose across your academic days, but also play, laughter, and fun. Combining humor and wisdom, Harper weaves in lessons and reminders about the different ways people write across platforms and genres. She moves from solid rationale to practical tactics, providing differentiation through modifications and extensions. With a predictable format, this book encompasses higher order thinking, expanding possibilities for engagement and expression for all learners. You will use up your sticky notes marking the pages you'll want to bring to life in your classroom.--Melanie Meehan
From quick writing strategies to summarizing techniques to vocabulary building to digital writing invitations, Write On & Write Now provides practical yet savvy strategies for any teacher who wants to increase student writing volume without sacrificing space in an already crowded curriculum.--Andy Schoenborn
Rebecca Harper's book Write On & Write Now: 37 Strategies for Authentic Daily Writing is a gift to students and teachers in ELA and content classes. What Harper does will surely resonate with teachers: she offers writing suggestions that can easily be integrated into units of study across the curriculum. She's organized the chapters around daily writing students should and can do: writing summaries, learning academic vocabulary, and digital writing, writing to share text evidence. Practical writing experiences combined with detailed directions and expectations for teachers will ensure that students will be writing daily in every subject and developing an ease with thinking on paper. In the last chapter, Harper builds teachers self-confidence by addressing, in great detail, common questions such as: How do I engage and motivate all students? How can I find the time in my schedule? What if necessary resources aren't available? Teachers will appreciate Harper's authentic voice and experience as well as the Appendix that provides teacher tips for specific writing suggestions. This book is sure to become a resource teachers continually turn to again and again!--Laura Robb
Content-area teachers are asked to incorporate writing as a regular, often daily, practice. While that is obviously a good idea, what does such writing look like--and how much time will it take out of an already jam-packed curriculum? Harper clearly pondered those questions and then created quick and accessible ways to help teachers find the answers. Grab this book, take a look at the Write Now and Write On strategies on the first few pages, turn to the corresponding chapters, and watch your students happily (no kidding!) begin writing.--ReLeah Lent