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NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing
by National Council of Teachers of English
|Grades||K – 12|
With full recognition that writing is an increasingly multifaceted activity, we offer several principles that should guide effective teaching practice.
Writing Study Group of the NCTE Executive Committee. 2004. NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing. October 2009. Web. http://www.ncte.org/positions/statements/writingbeliefs
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