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Writing Strategies Book

Align the goals in Writing Strategies Book and Strategic Writing Conferences

To help you use her Writing Strategies Book most effectively, Jennifer Serravallo has created a crosswalk between her book and several commonly used writing approaches and programs. If you use Carl Anderson’s Assessing Writers or his Strategic Writing Conferences, Jen’s guide includes a chart that helps you align the 10 goals in The Writing Strategies Book to the terminology that Carl uses.

Jen’s hierarchy of 10 writing goals is a great foundation for lesson plans, and it maps onto many of the things that Carl’s conferences focus on. Then once you’ve conferred with and assessed your writers, Jen’s goals can help prioritize the work you do with individual students, small groups, or whole groups. You’ll get great ideas for matching strategies to writers’ needs.

“Writers like Carl Anderson have also organized their learning objectives into assessment categories. In this guide, I offer you my best attempt at correlating my categories to his, so that if you identify from Assessing Writers and Strategic Writing Conferences’ ideas for one-to-one conferences that a student could use work in a certain category, you’ll be able to easily find strategies in my book to support that student.”

Jennifer Serravallo

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