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Write Now & Write On, Grades 6-12

37 Strategies for Authentic Daily Writing in Every Content Area

By: Rebecca G. Harper

Customizable strategies turn students’ informal writing into a springboard for daily writing practice in every content area—with a focus on academic vocabulary, summarizing, and using textual evidence.

Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781544398556
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Literacy
  • Year: 2021
  • Page Count: 272
  • Publication date: August 26, 2021

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From social media to school success—take student writing to the next level!

Your students may not realize it, but they’re already writers. All those informal text messages, Instagram captions, and Facebook posts have given them skills they can use as a springboard to the formal, content-specific writing they’ll need for success in school, college, and careers.

The key, of course, is practice—plus a little guidance from you. And you’ll be ready, no matter what subject you teach, because this essential reference is packed with relevant, contemporary teaching strategies that are easily customizable to work across content areas. Inside, you’ll find:

  • Engaging exercises based in the kinds of writing students already do
  • Versatile “parachute writings”—quick bursts of practice to drop into a day’s lesson
  • Strategies for introducing academic vocabulary and making it stick
  • Skill-boosting strategies for successful summarizing and using textual evidence
  • Variations specific to all disciplines and content areas

Students should be writing daily, in all their classes, and they should be writing a lot, both inside and outside school. With this practical guide, you’ll be ready to help them up their writing game—and make literacy relevant, valuable, and authentic.



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Rebecca G. Harper

Rebecca G. Harper, Ph.D. is an associate professor of literacy at Augusta University. She has served as an invited speaker and keynote for a variety of literacy conferences and has delivered literacy professional development sessions across the country. Her research interests include sociocultural theory and critical literacy and content and disciplinary literacy. She resides in Aiken, SC with her husband, Will, and children, Amelia, Macy Belle, and Vin.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Write Now & Write On Strategies At a Glance

Chapter 1. Why Write Now?

     Daily Writing Evolution . . . or Revolution?

     Honor Many Different Kinds of Writing

     The Call to Write Throughout the Day

     Write Now . . . and Write On

Chapter 2. Parachute Writing: Strategies for Quick Writing

     Parachute Writing Is Safe Writing

     Pinpoint Placement

     Timing Is Everything

Chapter 3. Sum It All Up: Strategies for Finding Key Details and Summarizing

     Clarity Is Key

     Get Real With Real-World Examples of Summarization

Chapter 4. All the Right Words: Strategies for Learning Academic Vocabulary

     Background Knowledge Matters

     Comprehension vs. Word Calling

     Context Is Key

Chapter 5. Digital Worlds: Strategies for Meeting Students Where They Are Already Hanging Out

     Finding Rigor in the Digital World

     Making Meaningful Connections

Chapter 6. Just the Facts: Strategies for Finding and Using Textual Evidence

     The Importance of Evidence

     Quantity and Quality Make a Difference

Chapter 7. Expecting the Unexpected: Answers to Your Most Common Questions

     What Do I Do About Students Who Aren’t Motivated?

     What About Students Who Are Reading and Writing Below Grade Level?

     How Can I Make a Large Task More Manageable?

     What About Time? There Isn’t Enough of It

     What About Behavior Challenges?

     What If the Resources Needed Aren’t Available?

     What About the Existing Curriculum?

     You Can Do This!

Appendix A: Quick Reference Guide

Appendix B: Student Resources