Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling & Mentor Texts
272 pages • 7½ x 9¼
Write Like This is built around a central premise: if students are to grow as writers, they need to read good writing, they need to study good writing, and, most importantly, they need to emulate good writers. The book emphasizes real-world writing purposes, the kind of writing that students will still be doing twenty years from now. Each chapter focuses on a specific discourse: express/reflect, inform/explain, evaluate/judge, inquire/explore, analyze/interpret, and take a stand/propose a solution. To help teach these lessons, the book provides mentor texts (both professional and personal), student writing samples, and numerous assignments and strategies proven to elevate student writing.
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