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From the Publisher"Now in an extensively updated and significantly expanded second edition Acts of Teaching: How To Teach Writing….is a 501-page compendium of instruction on all aspects of the art and craft of teaching aspiring authors how to write effectively regardless of the genre or discipline they are writing in or for….Acts of Teaching is not only very highly recommended as an educational curriculum guide and supplement for the teaching of writing in a college or university level course, it is also invaluable reading for any aspiring writer seeking to become as effective as they can be within the demands of any scientific discipline, literary genre, or commercial enterprise they might find themselves working in."
"This updated text focuses on educating teachers with unique ways to engage students in the activity of learning to write….Chapters on how to shape student writing, assess writing, edit paragraphs, publish, and write collaboratively give teachers a broad spectrum of writing knowledge. The book's second half elaborates on the growth and development of the brain as it pertains to learning in adolescents, cognitive theories of learning, and connecting with the writer through reading and research….The samples of student writing and examples of teacher moderated exercises will be a welcome assistance to first time teachers whether it is elementary or middle school."
"This updated text focuses on educating teachers with unique ways to engage students in the activity of learning to write."