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Write through the Grades

Teaching Writing in Secondary Schools

by (author) Robin Bright

Portage & Main Press
Initial publish date
May 2007
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2007
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 7


Write through the Grades is a practical, clearly organized, and insightful look at teaching writing in secondary schools (as well as middle schools). The book is targeted at teachers and others who are committed to making the writing experience meaningful and successful for teens. In this book, Robin Bright offers a fresh perspective based on four years of case studies of eight successful teen writers emphasizes the importance of process, fluency, and choice over traditional product-oriented approaches offers an inside look at what teens value about writing, and the kinds of support they find helpful in developing the craft of writing provides examples of a writers workshop, which gives teachers an authentic and useful model for working with young writers includes step-by-step instructions that give teachers a solid base from which to begin writing instruction

About the author

Robin Bright is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in language arts, reading, writing, and gender. Previously, Dr. Bright taught elementary school for ten years. She has written several books (including Write from the Start, published by Portage & Main Press in 2001) and numerous articles on learning to read and write. In her work as an educator, Dr. Bright provides student teachers and experienced teachers alike with stimulating professional development activities related to the literacy needs and interests of Canadian children, especially teens. She and her family enjoy reading and travelling together.

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