April 13, 2018

Special Edition
Preview Ruth Culham's new book, Teach Writing Well

Stenhouse Publishers
Ruth's deep respect for our writers shines through and her sage advice for celebrating those writers in intentionally responsive ways makes us privy to the powerful professional discoveries that will gently nudge us all to teaching writing well.
—Dr. Mary Howard, educator, speaker, author

Teach Writing Well, by Ruth Culham Any successful writer will tell you that the key to writing well is revision. But revision can be difficult to teach.

Bestselling author Ruth Culham has discovered how to teach writing and revision in a way that's accessible to both teacher and students: First read the writing, assess it using the traits of writing, then teach the writers and guide revision decisions using traits as a common language and map. She shows you how in her new book, Teach Writing Well.

Part 1, Read the Writing, walks you through the traits of writing and their key qualities, showing step by step how to read students' writing and offer feedback that nudges them forward through the revision process.

Part 2, Teach the Writer, dives into instruction, offering specific guidance on how to design lessons that scaffold students toward making their own craft decisions and revisions.

Traits-based revision lies at the heart of this book, as it's been at the heart of Ruth's career in writing instruction. Rethinking revision is what will ultimately help you to teach writing well.

Preorder your print copy of Teach Writing Well by May 10 with code TEACHWELL and get the e-book immediately for free. You can also preview the book in its entirety online:

Teach Writing Well
How to Assess Writing, Invigorate Instruction, and Rethink Revision
Ruth Culham
Grades 2-6 • 248 pp/paper • Full color • $28.00

Follow Ruth: @WritingThief


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