This thoughtful guide offers lessons and strategies for all stages of writing nonfiction: collecting information from print and nonprint sources, evaluating and analyzing the data, and sharing it with authentic audiences in meaningful ways. Complete with rubrics, planning sheets, student models, and assessment ideas, this book presents scaffolded lessons for writing essays, articles, biographies, and more. Woven throughout are suggestions for integrating technology into the writing and publishing processes and high-level questions that encourage collaboration and problem-solving - all components of true 21st-century literacy and ways to develop critical thinkers and effective writers. Includes a CD chock full of reproducible materials. For use with Grades 5 & Up.Biography:
Mary Sullivan has worked as teacher, curriculum consultant, and administrator. Her life work as an educator has been in the realms of literacy development, curriculum design, and assessment in language arts and social studies. Her recent work has been on developing a highly successful, school-wide writing improvement program. She is also the author of 75 Language Arts Assessment Tools and Lessons for Guided Writing, both published by Scholastic.