The Dynamics of Writing Instruction Series

Grounded in the work of George Hillocks, Jr., this series by Larry Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, Thomas McCann, and Peter Smagorinsky supports teachers as they design process-based instruction. With entries for teaching research, argument, essays that define, fictional narratives, and personal narratives, provide useful instructional ideas for commonly taught genres.

Endless Possibilities
Endless Possibilities
Generating Curriculum in Social Studies and Literacy

Edited By Pat Cordeiro

Many of our classrooms' best innovations occur behind closed doors, never to be known to others. So Pat Cordeiro decided to enter some of those classrooms, asking the teachers to describe their own experiences in generating curriculum that integrates social studies, literacy, and whole language.

What results is a book so full of practical ideas that teachers across the grades can attempt, adapt, and integrate any one of them into current... more

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Teaching Students to Write Research Reports
Teaching Students to Write Research Reports

Elizabeth Kahn, Larry R. Johannessen, Thomas McCann, Peter Smagorinsky

These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them both useful lesson plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles.”

Peter Smagorinsky, Larry Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, and Thomas McCann
The... more

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Teaching Students to Write Argument
Teaching Students to Write Argument

Peter Smagorinsky, Larry R. Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, Thomas McCann

These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them both useful lesson plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles.”

Peter Smagorinsky, Larry Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, and Thomas McCann The... more

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Teaching Students to Write Comparison/Contrast Essays
Teaching Students to Write Comparison/Contrast Essays

Peter Smagorinsky, Larry R. Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, Thomas McCann

These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them both useful lesson plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles.”

Peter Smagorinsky, Larry Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, and Thomas McCann The... more

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Teaching Students to Write Essays That Define
Teaching Students to Write Essays That Define

Peter Smagorinsky, Larry R. Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, Thomas McCann

These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them both useful lesson plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles.”

Peter Smagorinsky, Larry Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, and Thomas McCann The... more

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Teaching Students to Write Fictional Narratives
Teaching Students to Write Fictional Narratives

Peter Smagorinsky, Larry R. Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, Thomas McCann

These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them both useful lesson plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles.”

Peter Smagorinsky, Larry Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, and Thomas McCann The... more

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Teaching Students to Write Personal Narratives
Teaching Students to Write Personal Narratives

Peter Smagorinsky, Larry R. Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, Thomas McCann

These books will support teachers in their understanding of designing process-based instruction and give them both useful lesson plans and a process for designing instruction on their own that follows the design principles.”

Peter Smagorinsky, Larry Johannessen, Elizabeth Kahn, and Thomas McCann The... more

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