Teaching Writing for All: Process, Genres, and Activities offers educators an informative anthology about writing instruction in the K-12 school setting. The collection provides articles, discussion questions, and activities to deepen educators' understanding of the writing process, genres of writing, and the uses of writing.
The text begins with articles that explore the evolution of writing instruction and effective practices which can help educators teach the process of writing to students. The proceeding sections provide readings on the various genres of writing which are typically used in K-12 classrooms, including narrative, poetry, expository, and persuasive writing. The book also addresses writing for the English language learner and students with learning disabilities. The anthology leads the reader into writing in a technological world by closing with an article about facilitating online writing through the practice of journaling.
Teaching Writing for All is a valuable resource which provides students of the education profession with a collection of articles that offers information on history and genre writing for students in elementary, middle, and high school settings. It is well suited for courses in education, especially those with an emphasis on writing instruction.
Brett Elizabeth Blake, Ph.D. is a professor in the School of Education and a senior research fellow in The Vincentian Center for Social Justice and Poverty at St. John's University. She earned her doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her master's degree in linguistics from Northwestern University.
Mary Ann Maslak, Ph.D. is a professor in the School of Education at St. John's University. She earned dual doctoral degrees in comparative and international education and curriculum and instruction, as well as her master's degree in educational administration and policy studies, from Pennsylvania State University.
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