Not far behind the writer comes a master teacher like Denise Leograndis. She shows us how the magic is done and how we can help our students replicate it in their own work, and she does it in an artful way that draws us into the process. - Barry Lane
Are you puzzled by pacing ? According to the NCEE standards, as well as some state standards, it's an essential writing skill. But what is pacing? And how do you teach it? Denise Leograndis has the answers to those questions, and in Fluent Writing she shares with you how this seemingly new area of instruction offers a breakthrough opportunity to improve your students writing. Leograndis begins by defining pacing and offering an overview that includes the research in support of it, its connection to reading and reading fluency, and its importance for style. Then she presents twenty focus lessons on the big ideas and the little details of pacing, showing how to explicitly guide students to grasp and apply key concepts through a choice of varied teaching formats - student writing, teacher writing, or mentor texts. She gives you all this as well as information on teaching pacing across the genres, using it for grammatical instruction, and developing it with English language learners. You pay careful attention to your students' reading fluency; w you can do the same with writing. With Fluent Writing, you'll have everything you need to answer your questions about pacing, add it to your curriculum, and find a breakthrough new way to help your writers improve by studying one of the least explored but most important aspects of good writing.