Writing Better: Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties by Karen R. Harris, Steven Graham (Paperback, 2004)
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- DescriptionThis book describes and explains a wide variety of techniques for helping students become better writers. The recommended writing strategies are good for all students, but are particularly helpful for children with learning disabilities and other struggling writers. These techniques have been developed and field tested over the past 25 years. The techniques utilize several mnemonic devices for helping struggling writers get their thoughts on paper. They include planning, editing, revising, and other self-regulation strategies. These devices are intended for students ages 8-12. This practical guidebook for teachers is written in clear, accessible language. It includes forms, worksheets, and tables for use in classroom writing exercises. It also includes before-and-after examples of student writing.
- Author BiographySteve Graham, Ph.D., is Professor and the Currey-Ingram Chair in Special Education at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He is the current editor of Exceptional Children and the past editor of Contemporary Educational Psychology. He is the co-author of the Handbook of Learning Disabilities; Making the Writing Process Work: Strategies for Composition and Self-Regulation; Teaching Every Child Every Day: Learning in Diverse Schools and Classrooms; Teaching Every Adolescent Every Day; Spell It-Write (a spelling program for children in grades K through 9); and the upcoming Handbook of Writing Research. Dr. Graham's research has focused mainly on identifying the factors that contribute to the development of writing difficulties; the development and validation of effective procedures for teaching planning, revising, and the mechanics of writings to struggling writers; and the use of technology to enhance writing performance and development. Karen Harris, Ed.D., is Professor and the Currey-Ingram Chair in Special Education at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. She has taught kindergarten and fourth-grade students, as well as elementary and secondary students with disabilities. She is co-author, with Steve Graham, of the books Making the Writing Process Work: Strategies for Composition and Self-Regulation; Teaching Every Child Every Day: Learning in Diverse Schools and Classrooms; Handbook of Learning Disabilities; and the curriculum Spell It-Write. Dr. Harris is the editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology. Her research is focused on theoretical and intervention issues in the development of academic and self-regulation strategies among students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, and other challenges.
- Author(s)Karen R. Harris,Steven Graham
- PublisherBrookes Publishing Co
- Date of Publication31/12/2004
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationBaltimore
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBrookes Publishing Co
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight413 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine12 mm
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