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The Writing Rope


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Table of Contents

  • About the Downloads
  • About the Author
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • I Laying the Foundation for Teachers and Students
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to The Writing Rope
  • Chapter 2: What Do We Know About Effective Writing Instruction?
  • Chapter 3: Transcription Skills
  • Chapter 4: Writing Craft
  • II Skills and Strategies: Learning to Write
  • Chapter 5: Critical Thinking: Stages of the Writing Process
  • Chapter 6: Syntax and Sentence Skills
  • Chapter 7: Text Structure: Paragraph Skills
  • Chapter 8: Text Structure: Three Types of Writing
  • III Applications: Writing to Learn
  • Chapter 9: Critical Thinking: Summary Writing
  • Chapter 10: Critical Thinking: Writing from Text Sources
  • Chapter 11: Putting It All Together
  • References
  • Index

About the Author

Joan Sedita, M.Ed., is Founding Partner of Keys to Literacy (http: //www.keystoliteracy.com), which specializes in professional development for adolescent literacy. She worked at the Landmark School for students with learning disabilities from 1975 to 1998. She was the lead trainer in Massachusetts for Reading First and a national LETRS trainer and author. At Keys to Literacy, she develops professional development programs that focus on content literacy instruction, as well as literacy planning models for Grades K-12.Ms. Sedita received her bachelor of arts degree from Boston College and her master of education degree in reading from Harvard University. Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D., is a leading researcher, educational consultant, and author who works with schools in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Hasbrouck worked as a reading specialist and coach for 15 years and later became a professor. Her research in reading fluency, academic assessment and interventions, and instructional coaching has been widely published. She is the author and coauthor of several books, curriculum materials, and assessment tools. She continues to collaborate with researchers on projects related to reading assessment and intervention.


Joan Sedita hit it out of the park with this amazing book...teacher-friendly and incredibly usable for language arts educators and other subject matter specialists. --Linda Diamond

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