Interactions: Teaching Writing and the Language Arts

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This book provides detailed instruction on teaching writing within total language arts programs in K–8 classrooms. The text presents in-depth methodologies for learning to write, including the interactions of reading, spelling, vocabulary instruction, and other language arts.

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Leif Fearn discovered writing in his third decade and started learning how to teach it, by observing what he and other writers were doing, in his fourth. He teaches young writers in K-12 schools and also at San Diego State University.



Nancy Farnan teaches at San Diego State University and is committed to working with preservice and inservice teachers and their students to ensure that all children have an opportunity to join the ranks of the most literate individuals on the face of the earth. She has a background as a middle and secondary English teacher and Reading Specialist, teaching in the Midwest and California.

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"The 'Review and Reflect' boxes contain carefully worded questions which really do cause the reader to interact with the text. Congratulations!"

"A balanced approach to writing instruction is a strong selling point for this book."

"The authors do an excellent job of addressing the need for correctness in writing and the type of instruction necessary to achieve mastery. This was a real strength. I also give kudos to their explanation of the role of practice in writing improvement. The phrase 'Practice makes permanent' is catchy and memorable."

"I'm impressed with the balanced approach the authors propose in Interactions...."

"Teachers who follow this approach to teaching writing should have clear understandings of appropriate methods and should in turn have students who are successful writers."

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