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Strategic Writing: The Writing Process and Beyond in the Secondary English Classroom

by Deborah Dean

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Strategic Writing: The Writing Process and Beyond in the Secondary English Classroom

Grades 9 – 12
Type Book
Pages 203
Published January 2006
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

Description  

Dean introduces postprocess theory to high school English teachers in a practical, classroom-based way. The book includes writing assignments, student writing samples, and resources.

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