"Filled with easy-to-implement ideas, clearly explained. This book helps teachers differentiate with confidence. I absolutely recommend it to ALL teachers."
—Steve Knobl, Principal
Gulf High School, New Port Richey, FL
"Chapman and King have done it again. The new edition has so many new activities and strategies for teachers to help students become motivated to write and become better writers!"
—Linda Prichard, PreK/Fifth-Grade Instructional Specialist
Rutherford County Schools, Murfreesboro, TN
Use writing as a tool for helping students master content!
Every classroom is made up of students at different levels of proficiency in writing. This concise guide helps teachers work with each student's unique skills and needs so that the student learns to apply information, demonstrate content mastery, think creatively and critically, and solve real-world problems through writing.
This updated edition of a best-selling book offers explicit strategies for differentiating writing instruction to help students learn content and develop as writers. The authors address how to create a climate for writing, use flexible groupings, differentiate instruction, and assess student writing. Offering new strategies and activities for effective writing instruction, this second edition:
- Covers informational text writing and critical thinking skills
- Includes guidance for working with English language learners
- Discusses current research about writing and learning
- Offers expanded coverage of assessment methods and tools
Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas provides educators with the tools they need to address students' writing and learning needs across different grade levels, developmental stages, and learning styles.