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VOYAInspired by her seventh graders' interest in real-world writing, Angelillo strikes an excellent balance of theory and application in her rationale for and illustrations of a practical writing program that will engage students well above the eighth-grade level and prepare them for a full range of writing tasks, including standardized tests. Chapters one through four emphasize read-alouds, discussion, and note-taking skills for producing directed and developed reader responses culminating in substantial, coherent writing. She also suggests methods for developing a reading history, employing allusions, identifying archetypes, and using literary language. The next chapter explores genres of writing about reading (author profile or interview, advertisement) and presents a specific, extensive process for writing book reviews that applies to any written form at any level. Chapter six focuses on the more challenging literary essay, and seven discusses the transfer to nonfiction. The final chapter provides sample rubrics for discussion, notes, writing process, and book reviews. With realistic goals for reading and authentic writing tasks, Angelillo, who is affiliated with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, helps both student and teacher develop a writer's perception and problem-solving skills that produce love for reading and confidence in writing. Throw out the glitzy projects, book reports, and the formula five-paragraph essay. Let Angelillo help teachers and students form a supportive community of readers, writers, and thinkers. 2003, Heinemann, 160p.; Charts. Biblio. Source Notes. Further Reading.Ages adult professional.